Yard signs, debates, ballots, commercials and t-shirts. Seems like election season is here. In the South, fall is related to football, but for this year we all have an election on our minds.
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As Nov. 6, 2012, quickly approaches and many students are watching debates and giving their opinions in class about who they think should be the next president; but when asked did you fill out your absentee ballot, a blank stare or a quick ummmmm, will be the answer you will get.
As college students these next four years will be important to what the economy will be when many of us graduate.
All so eager to give our opinions to our friends, but will you really share your opinion and make your vote count?
“We just wanted everybody’s voice to be heard,” Carson Sprayberry, college Republicans.
Auburn’s student run organizations, college Democrats and college Republicans, have joined efforts to make sure that everyone is registered to vote in the 2012 election.
The college Democrats and Republicans have been on the Haley Concourse for several weeks with voter registration applications.
Most in-state students will vote absentee, however some freshman still are not registered or turned 18 while here at Auburn and haven’t had the guidance to get registered. The out-of-state students will have the opportunity to fill out their absentee ballots, as well as get registered.
This past week, they also had absentee ballots that could be filled out and mailed in to your home state.
Not many campuses have a good relationship between the Republicans and Democrats; Auburn however is different.
We are known for our family atmosphere here on campus and we let that blend into our political beliefs as well. It’s something special for Democrats and Republicans to come together for one cause of getting our friends and fellow classmates register to make their voice heard in this important election.
The State of Alabama is one of the last states in the United States to allow voters to register. The last day is Oct. 26, 2012, which is 11-days before the general election.
The last day for voters to file an application for an absentee ballot is Nov. 1, 2012, and the last day for an absentee ballot to be postmarked or hand-delivered is Nov. 5, 2012.
If any of these will apply to you, please make sure you mark you calendars and make your voice heard in, the election that will decide our future as college students, the general election on Nov. 6, 2012.
If you will vote locally, make sure you know when your polls close and where you polling place is.