Groups Push Peers to the Polls

Posted: October 23, 2010 in Politics

Lisa Kaminski

With mid-term elections quickly approaching, Edgewood’s political student organizations are preparing to get people to the polls.

With less than two weeks until Election Day, the Edgewood College Democrats are working to get students to vote.

“There’s an enthusiasm gap right now,” said Nicki Ley, treasurer for the organization.  With this in mind, the group has been working to get  students registered and to the polls.  In the coming days, the College Democrats will be in the Wingra Commons to provide information on how to register and offering to send reminders to vote.  The group also worked with Beth John, Director of Student Activities, to have shuttles run resident students to the polls on November 2.

The Edgewood College Republicans also want to see a strong student presence come Election Day, but due to poor member turnout and busy schedules, they have failed to make any substantial plans to get others involved.  Despite the organization’s lack of formal activity, president Brittany Remmington believes that voting “is important for people our age.  These are the people that are going to be in charge when we graduate.”

Although these students organizations tend to be most active during major elections, bot plan on staying busy after votes are cast.  “We want to keep the momentum going,” Ley said.

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