Student hosts voter registration on campus


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Voters stand in line waiting for ballot for the North Carolina primary at a library in Raleigh, N.C., on May 6, 2008. Tens of thousands of people serving punishments for felony convictions in North Carolina but who aren’t behind bars can now register to vote and cast ballots following an appeals court ruling. Expanding the scope of those able to register and vote began on Wednesday, July 27, 2022, the State Board of Elections said.

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Loyola students hosted a voting registration drive outside of the Danna Center Wednesday Oct. 5.

Midterm elections will be held on Nov. 8, and according to freshman history major Kincaid Leger, the best way to get involved is to vote.

Leger partnered with the organization Engaging New Voices and Voters to inform students about the importance of voting in the community. He stood outside the Danna Center encouraging students to register to vote with the Go Vote app.

“It’s important,” Leger said. “Something recent like the Dobbs decision is decided by politicians who appoint these officials.”

Leger was referring to the Dobbs vs. Jackson Women’s Health Organization case, which ruled earlier this year that abortion is not protected under the U.S. Constitution.

The Go Vote app is the easiest way to register to vote for Louisiana residents so they can make an impact on local legislation, according to Leger.