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UAlbany students push campus voter registration

Members of SUNY Albany’s newly-formed student group “Think Globally, Vote Locally” (TGVL) will wrap up their voter registration drive on Friday. Students have elected to cast their votes en masse where they live eight months out of the year (instead of by absentee ballot), in the city of Albany, New York. This year, students want in on the Presidential, Congressional, and state legislative elections, weighing in on such crucial issues as the economy, the SUNY budget, the job market and the war in Afghanistan. TGVL, a non-partisan student organization, has registered over 650 students on the SUNY Albany campus. TGVL members identify themselves as students helping their fellow students to recognize the power of their vote and the constitutional right that is forfeited in not participating in the electoral process. With a leading mantra, “we have a right to a say in what goes on in our community,” the group is seeking to register 1,500 students by the Friday, the deadline to register for the November 6th election.
Here Kevin Fox passes out registration forms to Kristen Goldstein and Brianna Appel, at the SUNY Albany, Campus Center on Thursday afternoon.
Photographer: Marc Schultz
Members of SUNY Albany’s newly-formed student group “Think Globally, Vote Locally” (TGVL) will wrap up their voter registration drive on Friday. Students have elected to cast their votes en masse where they live eight months out of the year (instead of by absentee ballot), in the city of Albany, New York. This year, students want in on the Presidential, Congressional, and state legislative elections, weighing in on such crucial issues as the economy, the SUNY budget, the job market and the war in Afghanistan. TGVL, a non-partisan student organization, has registered over 650 students on the SUNY Albany campus. TGVL members identify themselves as students helping their fellow students to recognize the power of their vote and the constitutional right that is forfeited in not participating in the electoral process. With a leading mantra, “we have a right to a say in what goes on in our community,” the group is seeking to register 1,500 students by the Friday, the deadline to register for the November 6th election. Here Kevin Fox passes out registration forms to Kristen Goldstein and Brianna Appel, at the SUNY Albany, Campus Center on Thursday afternoon.
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Dorm storming is just one of the techniques that has helped students at the University of Albany register more than 1,000 of their classmates to vote. This week was the final chance for non-registered New Yorkers to sign up to vote on Election Day. Facing that deadline, students at UAlbany, acting as part of the “Think Globally, Vote Locally” initiative, have been registering students. More than 750 students were signed up in the first week ...


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