At George Mason University, volunteers for Presidential Nominee Barack Obama’s campaign are registering 50-60 students to vote everyday.
“Being a recent college graduate myself, I know a lot of students forget to register or forget to register in the right place. I want to make sure everyone gets a chance to register to vote in what’s going to be a very important election,” said Ben Leiotta who coordinates the registration efforts.
Registering Democrats and Republicans alike, volunteers staff a table outside the Johnson Center Monday through Friday and, when staff numbers permit, approach students to ensure they are registered properly.
According to volunteers, reactions to their presence have been positive. The group coordinates efforts at Northern Virginia Community College as well.