Distance not a concern as students cruise to vote

Voter vans for students ran without problems yesterday, said Amy Groya, Undergraduate Student Senate senator for governmental affairs.

“I think it went really, really well,” she said. “I assume it was pretty successful.”

USS sponsored two vans to take students to the polling locations around Kent. The vans, hired by Emerald Transportation, picked up students from the Student Center and ran in a continuous circuit throughout the day from 7:30 a.m. until 7 p.m.

USS has sponsored vans for Election Day for the past two years.

Groya said she thought students found the vans helpful.

“The couple of students that I talked to about it were really grateful we had the service just because the polling places are so far from campus,” she said.

A final count on the number of students that used the vans was unavailable at press time.

Groya said College Democrats helped in getting students to the polls yesterday as well.

“We had some people try to focus on getting people out to vote,” said Kelly Stellrecht, president of College Democrats. “We tried to work with what Amy did and get people out to the vans too.”

Kali Price