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SGA busing in progress

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

As of 12:25 p.m, the Student Government Association (SGA) has transported 177 University of Massachusetts students to their polling locations. In some cases, students are reporting that this is making a dent in UMass' voter turnout. Sophomore Irving Tara said the chances of him voting today "maybe would've been 50/50" if it weren't for the SGA.

"I'm not even sure how far the Lutheran Church is from UMass, I think it's helping students a lot," he said.

"It's really valuable that they [the SGA] are providing rides... I know a lot of people who would not be able to vote if not for the free rides," agreed sophomore Rand Nashi. She also commented that she's been getting text messages from friends asking where to find rides to the polls.

SGA President Malcolm Chu, who is coordinating the student busing, commented that the turnout has been huge so far, and the event is boosting the general mood on campus.
posted by Collegian Staff, 12:30 PM

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