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LU students register to vote in Virginia

September 17, 2008 : Ana Brooks

On Tuesday night, on-campus students at Liberty University were presented with the opportunity to register to vote in Virginia.

During the weekly residence hall meetings, Resident Assistants handed out voter registration forms and coached students on how to fill them out. The forms were turned in to the Office of Student Leadership, allowing the students a hassle-free way of registering and avoiding the cost of postage.

Students who are registered to vote in another state are now allowed to change their registration to Virginia by using Liberty as their residence.

With LU’s growing student body, a significant impact in the presidential polls can be made if the students participate in the election.

“It really is our chance to make history,” said Chancellor Jerry Falwell, Jr. at Wednesday morning’s convocation.

He announced that more than 2,000 Liberty students had registered to vote in Lynchburg.

Providing registration in hall meetings is just one of the ways Liberty is trying to make it more convenient for students to vote in the 2009 Presidential Election. Classes have been cancelled on Election Day and buses will be available to transport students to the polls.

For more on the voter registration drive at Liberty, click here.

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