Story URL: http://news.medill.northwestern.edu/washington/news.aspx?id=103385
Story Retrieval Date: 5/22/2013 3:01:19 AM CST
Washington -- On Election Day, student-organizations and groups aimed at getting young people to the polls will be involved in events ranging from phone banks to canvassing door to door in hopes of getting out the vote.
Matthew Segal, executive director of SAVE, the Student Association for Voter Empowerment, discussed the importance of person-to-person contact. He also mentioned that many of his college chapters nationwide will be sponsoring or co-sponsoring van-pools to help students get to the polls.
The George Washington University chapter of “Students for Barack Obama” will be out starting at midnight near Arlington, Virginia, a battleground state, reminding people to vote and giving any necessary details voters might need.
Students and young people are hoping to have a major impact on this election – by voting and maybe more importantly, by helping others vote. Polls have been wrong in the past so getting people to the polls and into the voting booth still remains the goal for many on Election Day.