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Student groups work to get Pittsburg State students registered to vote

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It's a full court press at Pittsburg State University to get students registered to vote.

Student groups and voting advocates want to make it easy for college students to be able to cast a ballot this fall.

The Student Government Association at Pittsburg State University doubts students will head to the county courthouse to register to vote so they're doing it in the center of campus.

Four different booths were set up at today's Activity Fair with the proper paper work to register to vote.

Members of the Women's Alliance for Voter Education assisted the student groups.

They say if students can't go home to cast ballots they need to be registered here.  For some students it's a matter of re-registering which some found easier than seeking an absentee ballot.

The volunteers also let students know early voting, even on a weekend, will be available at the Meadowbrook Mall.

"I think that offers a convenient option," says PSU Student Government Association President Lara Ismert.  "I think it would be incredible if in addition to that we could get something on campus.  I think that location is everything.  For college students convenience is everything.  So, unfortunately we have to cater to that.  I wish students were more inclined to go and take the time out of their day to vote but the more convenient the better I think."

The deadline for anyone to register to vote is October 16 and it's required for anyone who's had a name change or change of address.

Students do have a choice of voting at their school address or home address.

From October 27 through November 1, early voting is available in Pittsburg at Meadowbrook Mall.  Saturday through Thursday times are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.  Sunday times are noon to 5 p.m.

 

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