Oshkosh Gears Up To Vote

September 22, 2016

From The Advance-Titan: Independent Newspaper of the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh

by Ti Windisch - September 22, 2016

On Thursday, Sept. 22 a minivan outside Reeve Memorial Union will allow UW Oshkosh students to register to vote for the upcoming elections in November.

According to Executive Director of the League of Women Voters of Wisconsin Andrea Kaminski, the League of Women Voters sponsored their Gear Up To Vote events on several high school and college campuses across Wisconsin in order to ensure students can vote.

“What many students don’t realize is that if they have moved since the last time they voted, even just from one dorm room to another down the hall, they need to re-register,” Kaminski said. Kaminski said the process should be quick for students, provided they have the proper paperwork. “If you have your Wisconsin driver’s license number…and proof of residency with you, it will take about five minutes to register,” Kaminski said.

Senior Jordan Black said expediting the process of both registering to vote and voting itself would make him more likely to vote. “The biggest reason I wouldn’t vote is the inconvenience and time it takes,” Black said.

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