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By MK Killen
Millennials have often been criticized for their apathy toward elections and lack of representation in the voting population, but at St. Bonaventure University students seem to be breaking this stereotype. There have been several opportunities for students to register to vote or apply for absentee ballots on campus so far this year.
First Year Experience hosted an event called Floats and Votes where students were rewarded with an ice cream float for registering. College Republicans hosted a voter registration drive the week of Sept. 19.
Rachel Pelsang, sophomore bioinformatics major and co-president of College Republicans, said, “We have registered about 50 students in the last year, and events like floats and votes get equally as many people. There is generally a steady stream of students registering to vote throughout the year.”