Students continued to struggle with the technicalities of voting late into the afternoon. At the University Drive Community Center, which ran out of registration forms for a time, students faced a range of problems.

One was able to use her smartphone to pull up her residency contract with Iowa State to prove her residence. Another wasn’t sure what the address of his dorm was. Another filled out the form wrong. Several couldn’t find writing implements.

But some talked about the election. Amanda Datema, a junior, noted the huge turnout at Union Drive. “It is worth the wait,” said Datema. “This is a big deal to a lot of young people on campus and it’s a basic right that everyone needs to exercise. I’m glad to see so many people out here.”

Said another: “I don’t know anything about the other candidates.I’m voting for the President and leaving the rest blank.”
--Christopher Kelley

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