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Collegiates: 'just go vote'

Tuesday, November 7, 2000

Political fervor is high across the country and things are no different at Buena Vista University. The presidents of both the College Democrats and the College Republicans are proud of their work in getting out the student vote today.

Both organizations have done a variety of activities, from debates to voter registration drives, to encourage participation in this year's election.

President of the College Democrats Jessica Knutson said the two clubs did a variety of partisan and non-partisan voter registration drives. She noted the big push for absentee ballots this year as well.

"Not only did we register voters for here, we also made sure people got absentee ballots," Knutson said.

Knutson said the College Democrats registered over 65 students this year, noting that many students are already registered in their home counties.

The College Republicans registered 30 new voters and helped more than 40 students fill out absentee ballots.

"Most are already registered and just want to use the absentee ballots because they live further than a couple of hours away," said Audrey Pearson, president of the College Republicans.

Also, Knutson noted that some classes got involved in getting out the vote, with one public relations class setting up a "Get out and vote" campaign.

Read the rest of this article in the 11/07 Pilot Tribune.

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