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EU election: Getting the vote out

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The European elections could have big implications for higher education, says the European University Association

As this issue is published, polls open across the EU to elect the next European Parliament. EU citizens have until 9 June to vote for their MEPs—a process that will also usher in the next European Commission.

Universities typically get involved in encouraging their staff and students to vote, an endeavour especially pertinent for European elections, which often have low turnout. In the last election in 2019, just over 50 per cent of citizens voted—a figure considered relatively high in historical terms.

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