Students participate in National Voter Registration Day

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While some USC students rushed to class or lunch dates, others curiously stopped by the tent set up in front of the Tommy Trojan statue. USC Institute of Politics, student organizations and the Los Angeles County Registrar took part in a nation-wide event by setting up in the middle of campus and helping people to register to vote.

In the 2008 election, six-million people did not vote because they didn’t know how to register. The goal of the day was to lower these numbers by walking through the process and getting them excited about the elections. Student groups rewarded those who registered with pizza, tank tops, buttons and keychain bottle openers. 

Senior Kevin Chuang discusses his reasons for registering and tells why he thinks college students need to get more involved in the voting process.