This election year will bring unexpected hurdles for even the most experienced voters. Learning from student voters can help address these obstacles so that everyone who can cast a vote actually does so.
The behavioral insights approach to design has often been top-down. A priority moving forward should be to incorporate more reflexive, dynamic, and nuanced forms of behavioral change. One promising way of doing so is to adapt principles from human centered design.
There are plenty of policies and programs aimed at getting people to finish college, but little evidence that they work. Better understanding the barriers to re-enrollment and degree attainment can lead to more effective solutions.