Physicians and medical students from Arizona to Virginia are preparing for a massive push to register voters in time for Election Day as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to take its toll on America’s healthcare infrastructure. Hospitals, doctors, and other institutions across the country are committing to efforts to engage American voters in the election process as a part of Civic Health Month, a nationwide campaign that kicked off Saturday, August 1.
Hospital networks in Arizona, Kansas, Missouri, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Wisconsin, and elsewhere are among more than 60 institutions participating, along with thousands of individual physicians.
An emergency room doctor in Boston is assembling thousands of voter registration kits for distribution at hospitals and doctor’s offices. Medical students at the University of North Carolina recently bested their counterparts at Duke in a three-day contest that resulted in more than 500 total new voter registrations and requests for mail ballots. Later this month, students at Harvard and Yale’s medical schools are planning a contest to see which of the Ivy League rivals can register the most voters.
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