In The News: Wildcats Vote works to encourage student civic engagement

Election day is coming and some students are taking the initiative to register their peers to vote and educate the public on why it’s important.

Hayley Spellman, senior in political science and communication studies, founded Wildcats Vote to involve her fellow students in their community and encourage them voice their opinion through the ballot. Spellman founded Wildcats Vote after being inspired by her involvement in the Student Governing Association.

“Last year, I served as the Government Relations committee chair for SGA, and I kinda started having the conversations about voter registration and civic engagement on campus,” Spellman said.

Wildcats Vote tries to reach young people directly by various activities on campus. Last week the organization held a fundraiser to get as many students registered to vote before the Oct. 15 voter registration deadline.

“We had over 40 volunteers manning the table, and we got about 100 to 130 students registered to vote,” Spellman said.

Wildcats Vote is using unique ways to get students registered to vote. One of the flyers had a QR code that took students straight to the ksvotes.org website.

— Read the full story at The Collegian, Wildcats Vote works to encourage student civic engagement”  by By Nathan Cox, Oct 24, 2019

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