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Colorado Democracy Challenge Registering Students to Vote

By Michal Olesiak and Dvir Goldman in Student News


The banner for CODC's registration drive

Until Thursday of this week, the Colorado Democracy Challenge (CODC) will be set up in the student center to register anyone who is 16 years or older to vote. They’ll be working from 7:30 in the morning to 3:30 in the afternoon, and students who wish to register will need either a Colorado ID, a permit or driver's license, or the last four digits of their social security number. “Basicly, this generation is the largest in the U.S.,” said Emma Marion, one of the volunteers from the Colorado Democratic Challenge. “In 2016 we’ll make up a third of the population in Colorado, so democracy doesn’t work if we don’t show up. We’re just trying to make democracy work.” Apart from registering students, the CODC will also register teachers and anyone else eligible, as long as they bring the proper credentials. If students can’t register by Thursday, they can also get registered to vote at “Our mission is to make democracy more accessible to everyone,” said Marion.

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