Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Terrible timing

Posted on Wed, Dec 16, 2009 at 2:21 PM

Every college student knows this time of the year is frantic—finals are upon us. The thing they probably don't know is that we might be in the final days of having a polling location on campus if County Clerk & Recorder Vickie Zeier gets her way.

She recently came out with a plan that would shut down a number of polling places across the city, including the University Center on campus and the courthouse downtown, another place where many young people vote.

And guess when the hearing is for this contentious issue? Right in the middle of finals week when most student can't leave their desk, let alone get across town to defend their voting location.

This plan to close our polling location is undemocratic and the process is shutting out our voice. Don't take away our polling location and disenfranchise thousands of student voters.

Richelle DeVoe


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