UC Students Conduct Mass Voter Registration Before Deadline
As part of a week-long push, students on University of California campuses have been working hard to register as many Californians as possible before Monday's deadline. The effort is part of the UC Students Vote! Project, which began on October 13th and will run until the 20th. The week earned the endorsement of UC System President Yudof last month, and the last tally of newly registered voters was at 8,095 state-wide since the week began. The project is the largest non-partisan youth voter engagement mobilization in the state, and is led and and comprised entirely of students.
According to a press release, Monday, all over the state, volunteers in blue “I Vote” t-shirts will be registering student voters in high traffic areas on campus, including at our local UC schools, i.e. UCLA in Westwood, as well as the slightly farther away UC Irvine and UC Riverside. If you are still not registered and are a student at a UC campus, keep your eyes out on Monday for one of the Project volunteers to help you complete the process.
This year's general election promises to bring more young people than ever to the polls, with UC student voters claiming a large section of the California voting population. Lest any newly registered UC voters forget, Project volunteers will be making reminder calls to be sure they make it to their polling place on election day.
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