Voting for the 2016 presidential election is quickly approaching and California State University, Northridge’s Associated Students (AS) wants Matadors to cast their vote.
AS has partnered with TurboVote to allow students to register, receive election reminders and request an absentee ballot for California’s Nov. 8 election day. Anyone can sign up from now until Oct. 24 regardless of voting status.
“This election is unique in a sense because it’s the first time a lot of people, including myself, will be able to vote,” said AS President Sevag Alexanian. “It’s really important to have our voices heard.”
TurboVote is a free program that sends students email or text reminders about registration deadlines and upcoming elections in their respective area. Alexanian said the goal is to get more than 2,000 students signed up for the program.
AS is also hosting the Big Politics fair on Oct. 6 where students can listen to Republican and Democratic politicians and win free prizes.