UMD Helps First Time Voters Get To The Polls

The Minnesota Public Interest Research Group Helps Students With Voting Process

DULUTH, Minn. — Students at U.M.D. are trying to make the voting process for many first time voters, go smoothly!

The Minnesota Public Interest Research Group set up a table right in Kirby Student Center, with one intention, to inform as many students as possible on where and how to vote. With laptops to register to vote on the spot, volunteers helped kids find their polling place. Sample ballots were also available that mimicked the real campus ballots used.

Becky Green a voter registration intern said, “I¬†myself wasn’t even that informed on voting processes and stuff before I became the voter intern. So it’s helped me a lot. It’s very important to vote. Even though it’s not the Presidential election, there’s a lot of things deciding where the state and where the country goes for the next 4 to 10 years. So it’s just important. As young students or young people in general we have a lot of power in numbers. Which most people don’t know because for most people it’s their first time voting. It’s just important to get them voting early so as they grow older they know that it’s important to vote.”

This afternoon they even celebrated with a voter party! Eating food, winning prizes and even taking selfies in a photo booth to share their voter pride!

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