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Rock the Vote encourages students to vote

» By Chris Coppedge

–ccoppedge@my.apsu.edu

As the presidential election draws near, APSU is reaching out to students who aren’t registered to vote in elections through the Rock the Vote campaign sponsored by  several departments on campus.

“Events such as Rock the Vote are intended to stimulate interest in politics, especially voting,” said David Kanervo, chair of APSU’s department of political science.

“Speakers try to convince students that voting can make a difference in the public policies of government that affect them.”

According to Kanervo, this is the first semester to feature the Rock the Vote series of events at APSU, and the department of political science is working together with the African-American Cultural Center and the Govs Programming Council to sponsor the events.

The kickoff, which took place Wednesday, Sept. 19, served as an introduction for students looking to register to vote. Next, a voter registration drive was held that day, as well as the next two days from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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