TO THE EDITOR:
I’ve done a deep dive into voting patterns of UNC students living on or near campus who are registered in Orange County, focusing on 1992-1996, and 2008-2016 presidential elections.
There are five precincts including UNC campus housing: Country Club, East Franklin, Greenwood, Lincoln and Mason Farm.
Precinct boundaries are unchanged since 1973 and there has been minimal housing construction. Before 1994, registration was only in-person with a registration official. Mail-in registration and volunteer-led registration drives started in 1994.
Early voting began in 2000 with an on-campus location since 2004.