Student participation sought for 2016 election project


Students at the University of Oklahoma are asking students at Kansas State and across the country to complete a survey as part of a research project on young voters.

The project, OUCovers16, is a yearlong political journalism project at Oklahoma. The OU Daily, OU Nightly and an OU data journalism course are cooperating on the survey to learn about millennial voting trends.

To take the survey, follow this link:

The survey will close Oct. 16 at 11 p.m.

The goal of the research is to provide readers with an extensive look into how the millennial demographic will vote in November.

The nationwide survey includes more than 100 universities and colleges. It seeks to determine how millennials will vote, how their votes will compare to the votes of their parents and what role their votes will play in the outcome of the election.

Jason Tidd graduated from Kansas State University's Miller School of Journalism and Mass Communication in May 2017. He was the spring 2017 editor-in-chief, fall 2016 news editor and spring 2016 assistant news editor. While at K-State, Jason played baritone in the Pride of Wildcat Land marching band.