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By Mount Vernon News
November 5, 2012 11:28 am EST

 

MOUNT VERNON — There have been many campaigns over the years attempting to get young Americans, especially those in college, to vote.

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Because of campaigns like “Rock the Vote” and groups like the Young Democrats and Young Republicans, many college-age students now do their part by voting in the election process.

“Voting is the one opportunity that we all have to contribute to our government and give weight to our opinions,” said Sarah Marnell, president of the Kenyon Democrats. “Elections decide the future of our country, and as people who have a long future ahead of us, there’s no good reason why we shouldn’t feel compelled to vote.”

There is one major question the arises out of college students voting — do they vote at home or at the college?

“Many of our students come from Mount Vernon and Knox County, but many come from other parts of Ohio or out of state,” said Dr. Christopher Devine, assistant professor of political science at Mount Vernon Nazarene University. “Therefore, I would say that local politics is important to some students but less universally relevant than national races such as the presidential election.

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