Clark Atlanta University Partners with The Poynter Institute to Develop Georgia Voting Guides


ATLANTA, Ga., (NOV.3, 2020) — Ahead of today’s Nov. 3, 2020 General Election, Clark Atlanta University has partnered with The Poynter Institute to develop a Georgia voting guide. The partnership, designed to help students make informed decisions as they cast their ballots, is part of a larger effort by HBCU students and faculty at campuses in Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, Texas and Virginia.  

Clark Atlanta University students who participated in this effort were Kayla Grant, Miranda Perez (seniors), and Derrian Carter and Giana Levy (juniors).  The Ga. voting guide provides research and observations from Clark Atlanta University faculty and staff about all statewide candidates and referendums on the ballot while offering practical advice for safe voting.

“Our collaboration with The Poynter Institute allows us to provide a platform that helps elevate the voices of younger Ga. voters by getting them more involved in the democratic process,” said Prof. Christopher Daniel, Instructor of Mass Media Arts and Digital Journalism at Clark Atlanta University.  “It’s been an excellent opportunity for our students to work as writers, editors and photographers while taking some of the guesswork out of voting for the community at large.”

Since 1975, The Poynter Institute has led projects around the globe that support the journalism field and provide access to credible information. 

About Clark Atlanta University   

Clark Atlanta University was formed with the consolidation of Atlanta University and Clark College, both of which hold unique places in the annals of African-American history. Atlanta University, established in 1865 by the American Missionary Association, was the nation’s first institution to award graduate degrees to 

African-Americans. Clark College, established four years later in 1869, was the nation’s first four-year liberal arts college to serve a primarily African-American student population. Today, with nearly 4,000 students, CAU is the largest of the four institutions (CAU, Morehouse College, Spelman College and Morehouse School of Medicine) that comprise the Atlanta University Center Consortium. It is also the largest of the 37-member UNCF institutions. For more information, please contact Jolene Butts-Freeman at (404) 880-8000 or