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Students exercise right to vote in 2013 gubernatorial election

November 06, 2013  |  Drew Menard/Liberty University News Service

Liberty University students who are registered to vote in Virginia let their voices be heard on Tuesday as they cast their ballots in the 2013 Virginia gubernatorial election — many right from campus.

The voting precinct at the university’s basketball arena, the Vines Center (Lynchburg City Third Ward, Second Precinct), was formed in October 2011 and officially opened in March 2012. Last year, students voted for president for the first time from campus, accounting for more votes than any other precinct in Lynchburg, Va. Currently, there are more than 5,700 registered to vote in that precinct.

“I think it is really convenient that Liberty has this voting location on campus,” said senior Colton Hagar after he cast his vote at the Vines Center on Tuesday. “For students who don’t have transportation, they can walk.”

Read the full story from the Liberty University News Office.

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