The College Park Community Center will be the single polling location for the 2023 city elections, which will determine the next city council and mayor.
The 2021 city election saw a decrease in voter turnout. There was a 10 percent voter turnout rate — the lowest since 2013.
The center plans to work with political leaders to instruct them on what kind of programs would be the most beneficial in reducing violence in communities.
The program will not be connected directly to schools, so it will be a voluntary service for students who want to use the resource.
The survey comes after multiple unsuccessful attempts by the council to improve voter turnout.
The approved map, called October Plan 1, was created by the city redistricting commission after the council advocated for the preservation of current districts.
City staff recommended $350,000 in funding to Grillmarx prior to the meeting.
Many students keep their voter registration in their hometowns, and don’t switch them based on their college address, which could be a reason for only a few students using the van.
The priorities include establishing local police accountability boards, improving affordable housing and securing state funding for city projects.
Moore is a veteran, author and a former CEO of the poverty-fighting Robin Hood Foundation — he has never held public office.