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OSA Registers Record Number of Voters

EUGENE, Ore. — The Oregon Student Association registered a record number of voters, nearly 50,000 college students. That’s about twice as many when compared to the last presidential election.

While organizers noted a drop in voter enthusiasm this year, they say it shouldn’t stop students from getting involved.

“So I think it’s really important for students to be voting because we are deciding who’s going to be making the decisions on how much money goes into our budgets, especially education. We’re going into a really big legislative session come February and we’re really gonna have to fight for money,” said Merriam Weatherhead, OSA Chair of the Board of Directors.

The group had 21 volunteer teams throughout the state. Two were here in Eugene–one at Lane Community College and the University of Oregon. Organizers say they were able to register at least half the student body at LCC and about 9,000 people at the UO.

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