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Campaigning heats up

Hallie Bolonkin / Arizona Daily Wildcat

The bulletin board on North Campus Drive is covered with ASUA campaign flyers.
Hallie Bolonkin
Hallie Bolonkin / Arizona Daily Wildcat The bulletin board on North Campus Drive is covered with ASUA campaign flyers.

ASUA candidates and commissioners alike tried to spur apathetic students and get the word out to vote.

“”When people walk by — shrug it off, say they’ll do it later — they should know it does have an effect on campus,”” said Molly Lampert, part of the ASUA elections commission.

Lampert expressed the importance of voting and noted that convenient polling places could encourage student voters.

“”Sometimes it’s swamped with people,”” she said of the booth as she was heading outside the Student Union Memorial Center.

Candidates also pounded the pavement on the UA Mall to do some last-minute campaigning before people went to the polls.

“”It’s the nature of elections,”” said Chad Travis, a pre-business freshman and ASUA senatorial candidate. “”Voters are going to be apathetic. You just have to appeal to them.””

Jeff Adams, also a pre-business freshman and ASUA senatorial candidate, reaffirmed Travis’ thoughts.

“”(Campaigning) has been going good,”” said Adams. “”It’s really cool getting to educate people on the importance of student government and being active in their school because ASUA actually has a lot more influence than I think a lot of people realize.””

 

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