Students Empower Themselves at Get Out the Vote/Turbo Vote Kickoff Event

It was all part of the Get Out the Vote and TurboVote kickoff event. “This year we implemented Get Out the Vote and TurboVote as part of our University’s effort to encourage civic engagement,” said Alessandria San Roman, executive secretary for UM Student Government, which coordinated the effort with support from the Division of Student Affairs.
As an official voter registration organization, UM must turn in voter registration forms within 48 hours to comply with new Florida election regulations. “We plan to surpass our record of 2,000 registered voters in the 2004 election,” said San Roman. “Of those 2,000, 62 percent made it to the polls. We plan to increase the turnout percentage this year by using social media, having our volunteers on the field the day of elections, and having our professors encourage students to make it to our local precinct, BankUnited Center.”

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