Youth vote organization motivates FAMU students to vote

By: Noelani Mathews | WCTV Eyewitness News
November 2, 2018

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) – Youth vote organization, NextGen Florida, was motivating young voters at FAMU on Friday afternoon.

They were giving out donuts with voter guides on campus to remind students to ‘donut forget to vote’.

They say in the past, millennials have been a larger voting group, but shown the lowest turnout.

NextGen says they want to see that change in the 2018 elections.

“We want to make sure they feel comfortable with their vote because students often don’t show up because they don’t feel educated enough.

This is the gap we try to bridge,” said Gracey Jean Bernard, with NexGen Florida.

Brandon Oatts, a FAMU alum, was also motivating students to head to the polls on Friday.

“They think our voice doesn’t count or that it doesn’t matter, but it really does. My whole message today is no matter how big or small you are, your opinion and voice does count,” said Oatts.

NextGen Florida says their goal is to motivate as many young voters as possible.

They’ve already helped 52,000 young people register to vote across Florida. They say more than 3,000 are from FSU and FAMU.