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ASUCD works to get out the student vote

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From page A12 | October 07, 2012 |

College is a time of firsts — including, for many young adults, casting a vote for president. At UC Davis, student leaders are working to register their classmates to vote in the Nov. 6 election, and encouraging them to exercise that right.

Efforts include holding registration drives on campus, offering online voter registration and organizing candidate forums — the first with Rep. John Garamendi on Monday.

Eddie Yoo of Pleasanton, a fourth-year student majoring in communication and sociology, is director of legislation and policy for the Associated Students of UC Davis.

“I believe it is my duty to educate my colleagues on the issues that matter to us,” he said.

UCD enrolls some 32,000 students a year. Eligible voters can choose to register using their place of residence while at school — Yolo County for most of them — or their home community.

ASUCD has invited candidates for California’s newly drawn 3rd Congressional District to talk about the federal budget, education and health care.

Garamendi, a Democrat, will speak at 7 p.m. Monday in the multipurpose room on the second floor of the Student Community Center. A second forum will be scheduled with Republican challenger Kim Vann, a member of the Colusa County Board of Supervisors.

The student government is also working with CalPIRG, a public interest group, to register students. Representatives are staffing registration tables in the campus dining halls and on the Quad and have been at major events for new students.

Bradley Bottoms, an ASUCD senator and a double major in political science and sociology from Pacifica, said the drive already has registered 400 voters and will continue.

ASUCD also is partnering with CalPIRG to offer online voter registration through the student government’s website at: http://asucd.ucdavis.edu/2012/09/25/test.

Registered voters who live on campus will be assigned one of two polling locations: Room 210 of the Memorial Union Building or the Russell Park Community Center study lounge. Information will be on voters’ sample ballot or voter notification cards.

Recent UCD research shows that while registration among young adults in California has been growing, it still lags behind the rate for the overall population. Just 49.4 percent of eligible California 18- to 24-year-olds had registered to vote in 2010, versus 77.5 percent for the population at large.

— UC Davis News Service

Special to The Enterprise

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