IU Rocks the Vote

I'm not a very political person but there are some key issues that are important to me and can be determined by the outcome of an election--especially one as big as the presidential election this year. In 2008 I wasn't old enough to vote but when I turned 18 I made sure to register in my hometown of Indianapolis. I didn't change my voter registration to Bloomington so this year I voted absentee, but IU did a wonderful job to help students make their votes count!

Before voter registration closed, IU sent out an e-mail to students with a link to different websites where you can register to vote. There was also a mini fair in the fine arts plaza with a tent for voter registration along with a music van, food, and games within the last few days of voter registration.

I'm not sure how poll locations are decided, but I believe that everyone who registered and lives in a residence hall was allowed to cast their vote at the Union Street Center on campus. This is a picture from @IUBloomington on Twitter showing a line of students waiting to make their votes count yesterday!

It was about a two-hour wait, but it's great to see that so many of my fellow Hoosiers care about the difference their votes can make from the local to federal level!

About The Author
Lindsay StoneIU Class of 2015

IU sophomore studying speech and hearing sciences and psychology. Movement Exchange at IU marketing director, PALS therapeutic riding volunteer, VIDA Spanish theater participant, and club member of the IU Equestrian Team. Future speech-language pathologist.