CSU students register to vote on National Voter Registration Day

Published: Sep. 27, 2016 at 9:21 PM EDT|Updated: Sep. 27, 2016 at 9:36 PM EDT
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NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Thousands of people across the country took part in National Voter Registration Day Tuesday, with a handful of young adults registering at Charleston Southern University.

Created in 2012, the goal is to make sure no one is left out of the voting process.

According to National Voter Registration Day group, in 2008, six-million Americans didn't vote because they missed a registration deadline or didn't know how to register.

Since 2012, volunteers, celebrities, and organizations were out on the streets raising awareness about registration opportunities.

The yearly event coincidentally came one day after the first presidential debate.

"It was perfect," said Alexis Brantley, an organizer at Charleston Southern University. "The debate was last night and people got to see and know about the candidates, what they're standing for, who they are. So they think I have to go vote, but I'm not registered yet. I've heard about this registration event, so I'm going to try and get registered to vote."

National Voter Registration Day is set for the fourth Tuesday of September by resolution of the National Association of Secretaries of State.

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