JMU Students Encourage Others to Vote

By: Amelia Nahmias Email
By: Amelia Nahmias Email

HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) -- On Wednesday, students at JMU met to talk about ways to get young voters to the polls in November's election.

The group is called Dukes Vote! and it's a collaboration of multiple organizations on campus geared toward educating college students about politics.

Its goal is to make sure young voters are informed on current issues and the three gubernatorial contenders.

Dukes Vote! is non-partisan and open to all students.

One of the four student organizers, Isaac Trice, is hoping to get more students registered and out to the polls this year.

"After a presidential election, people tend to not care about the next election, and those are the ones that really affect us here at home. We need to make sure that people are aware of the issues and they're making a choice. We don't want our generation to be known as apathetic, we want to be known as being active and taking a really crucial role," said Trice.

Trice also said that he wants to help students that may not be registered to vote, or may be confused about the absentee process.

The group will be registering voters at the football game Saturday.

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