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IU Registers Students To Vote On Campus As Part Of National Voter Registration Day

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Volunteers set up a registration table for National Voter Registration Day, Sept. 24, 2019. (Allison Zeithammer)

Indiana University has a voter registration table set up on campus Tuesday as part of National Voter Registration Day. The nationwide event aims to increase awareness of voter registration opportunities.

IU is part of the Big Ten Voting Challenge, which is a friendly competition among the 14 Big Ten universities to increase student voting.

IU senior Charlotte Wager Miller volunteered at the voter registration table this morning and says student involvement in elections is crucial.

“Students in particular, a lot of things that we vote on now are going to be affecting us in the future and not people of older generations,” she says.

IU Bloomington’s student voter turnout in the 2016 presidential election was just over 45 percent.

Miller says it’s especially important for young people to get out to exercise their right to vote.

“College students are traditionally a low demographic of voters and it’s really important for young people to get their voices heard,” she says.

More than 800,000 voters used National Voter Registration Day to register to vote across all 50 states last year.

The deadline to register to vote in Indiana is Oct. 7.

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