Students find voice in voting

Olivia Barfield

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Student voting goes beyond SGA and homecoming court with registered voters preparing for the 2016 elections.

Tiara LaCour appreciates her right to vote and plans to use it in the upcoming elections.

“It means that I have a voice. It makes me feel like people care,” LaCour, a freshman nursing major, said. 

Brooke Fontenot, a junior pre-pharmacy major, appreciates the right to vote and decide who represents her.

“I think that college students should play a huge role in politics because we’re the upcoming generation,” Fontenot said.

Warhawk ID Services keeps forms on hand for those who wish to register. Native students of Louisiana must fill out two forms, out-of-state students must fill out both of these forms and an additional form. 

When the forms are completed, return them to Warhawk ID Services and they will complete the sending-off process. 

Blake Marchbank considers his right to vote a duty to his country.

 “As citizens of this great country, we all have the right to vote, which a lot of people from other parts of the world don’t. If people want to have a voice in what’s going on in their government and their lives then they should vote,” said Marchbank, a freshman history major.

Students can also register online at www.sos.la.gov. 

In order to register to vote in Louisiana, one must be a U.S. citizen, be at least 17 and turn 18 before the next election. 

Oct. 6 is the last day to register before the November elections.