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Letter to the editor

Student encourages voting in upcoming elections

October 7, 2010

UW-River Falls Students can vote in Wisconsin if they are U.S. citizens and have lived in Wisconsin for 10 days by the election. Wisconsin is not Rome — you do not have to go to Bethlehem or whatever hamlet your parents are from to vote. If you live here you can vote here.

On Tuesday, Nov. 11 elections will be held for U.S. Congress, U.S. Senate, Wisconsin governor, Wisconsin Assembly and other offices at the county or state level. Find a complete sample ballot including what offices are up for election and who is running by entering your address at https://vpa.wi.gov/.

Wisconsin government has a big impact on UWRF Students. Decision made by elected officials in Madison will determine our education cost and student rights. By voting in Wisconsin, you can choose how much your education will cost and how much debt you will be left with from college.

There will be people from 3-7 p.m. Monday, Oct 11 in the dorms to help students register to vote. Please remind your friends to vote — don’t let your friends and classmates down, vote Tuesday, Nov. 2.

Ben Plunkett
Student