Albany State SGA makes big push to register voters
Citizens across America have different reasons to vote in the presidential election, students at Albany State University are no exception.
"Federal aid is one of the issues that for me as a student, is very big", said ASU junior Brandon Nelson.
Other students say they're concerned about the job market after they graduate.
The student government association is trying to make sure everyone on campus has a say in the November election. One way they're doing this is by calling on members of the college community to get as many students registered to vote as possible.
"A lot of organizations on campus that students are drawn too; we try to get them involved. The staff members and the faculty members on campus, we communicate with them and have them communicate with their students in their classes to come out and register to vote," said Kevius Bass of the Student Government Association.
On Monday they held a voter registration drive, and utilized social media to spread the word.
"Different organizations that came, tweeted voter registration drive, they Facebooked it, to let the students know there was something going on out there," said Bass.
That social media push worked as they registered 473 voters. If a student happened to miss that drive but still wants to register all they have to do is stop by the student government association and ask for an application.