Students in Several States Lobby to Maintain Access to Polls

Facing New Voter-ID Rules, Students Lobby to Maintain Access to Polls 2

Courtney Perry for The Chronicle

Puck Matz, of St. Catherine U., talks with a young resident of St. Paul in a door-to-door campaign by the Minnesota Public Interest Research Group against a voter-ID measure on the ballot this November.

Sydney Jordan has made students' voting rights her top priority this summer. A rising senior at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, she is canvassing local neighborhoods to argue against a state-constitutional amendment on voter identification on the ballot in November. If it passes, she says, out-of-state students like her won't be able to vote where they're enrolled, and as a result may not vote at all.

In a poncho and armed with a clipboard and stacks of informational