Students and Slane gear up for the election

By Kaitlyn Aiello, News and Layout/Design Editor

September 19, 2012

As students and faculty alike prepare for the upcoming election, High Point University is making its final arrangements, too. After sending students to both the Democratic and Republican Conventions, voter drives will be open on campus. These two booths will be conveniently located in the University Center and Slane Student Center, providing an avenue for students who may have never voted before. Here, expect to find voter forms and instructions on how to cast a ballot. In Slane, there is also a poster that explains what to do if a student is voting out of his or her home state, which is more than likely.

So far, administrators are predicting that 200-300 students will register to vote here at HPU. This election year, more students are aware of what is happening in the country and know which issues they support and which they don’t; because of that factor, more and more are registering. “This is a quality opportunity for learning and experiencing new things,” says Gail Tuttle, vice president of Student Life.