Prairie View A&M Students Demand On-Campus Voting

Priscilla Barbour, the president of Prairie View A&M University's student government association, is seeking something her predecessors were unable to get: a polling place on the historically black university's campus.

On Friday, Barbour, a senior studying political science, sent a letter to Texas Secretary of State John Steen arguing that Waller County's failure to put a voting location on the campus violates the federal Voting Rights Act, which prohibits voting practices that discriminate against people on the basis of race.

"I wanted him to understand the importance of this," she said of Steen, with whom she has ...

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