Bill to make voting easier for college students sails through committee

By Samuel Carter Karlin

BATON ROUGE — Students on Louisiana’s college campuses — historically some of the least engaged in the voting process — may soon be able to vote using student IDs if a bill that sailed through a House panel Wednesday becomes law.

Louisiana Secretary of State Tom Schedler, who supports the measure, said 85 percent of eligible voters are registered, but only around 60 percent of young adults are.

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