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Voting can be tricky for college students who live near campus. In the polling place at the Memorial Lutheran Church on Lincoln Way, right across the street from the university's Memorial Union, some students had trouble proving residency in order to register to vote. It is possible to register and vote on the same day.

The church is in a neighborhood that includes fraternities, sororities and student apartments. One student said that on the third try he was finally was able to provide acceptable proof of where he lived by printing his student information. Billing statements, leases and the like with a name and address seemed to work for other people. 

A few students were turned away because their residence placed them in a different precinct, and thus a different voting location. They were given information on where to go instead.
--Alex Halsted

 


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