With elections less than a month away, a student group on campus hopes to boost voter turnout among West Virginia University studentsjust in time for campaign season.
Sen. Mike Oliverio and the University Friends of Oliverio will hold a voter registration drive on the sidewalk area across from the Mountainlair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, April 22. The group will help students fill out voter registration applications and talk to them about student issues and concerns such as future job opportunities, safe housing and higher education.
“WVU students spend nearly nine months or more of the year in Morgantown and a lot of the decisions that are made affect their lives hereeven more so than they might in their hometowns,”organizers say.
Voting registration closes April 2420 days prior to the upcoming primary election on May 14.