Voterpalooza at UMD helps students get ready to vote
Voterpalooza at the University of Minnesota Duluth helped students with be motivated registered to vote.
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Voterpalooza took place between 9 AM to 3 PM Wednesday October 12th in the Kirby Student Center. There were tables from Bulldog Republicans, College Democrats, the League of Women Voters and more to help students register to vote, learn about candidates and how they can be more involved in the democratic process.
Ella Stewart, a senior student at UMD and one of the organizers of Voterpalooza talked about the voting process.
“It’s super easy. So like me, for myself, I wanted to vote at home, like in my where I live, which is forest like Minnesota. Which is Minnesota but I just got an absentee ballot.” Stewart said.
Students can apply for an absentee ballot at the Minnesota secretary of state’s website https://www.sos.state.mn.us/elections-voting/other-ways-to-vote/. However, when using an absentee ballot a witness signature is required when filling out the ballot. If students missed the Voterpalooza event, there is still plenty of time to register to vote, even on Election Day.
“But I can also also vote here. I can register to vote here since I live here, if you live on campus or if you’re living in the area for the school year, you can vote here and you can register the day of really.” Stewart said.
University of Minnesota Duluth students living on campus, who are voting only need to show their student photo ID or U-Card to vote.