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Students Vote in 2012 Presidential Election

Shavon Thompson

November 6, 2012

Cheyney University students exercise their right to vote in the 2012 Presidential Election

Cheyney University students exercise their right to vote in the 2012 Presidential Election

On November 6, many Cheyney University residents, staff and faculty members went to the polls to vote in the highly anticipated 2012 Presidential Election.  Since Cheyney sits in two different counties, residents of the New Residence Hall and King Hall voted at the Township Building next to campus, while residents of Truth Hall voted at a nearby school.  Dean of the Keystone Honors Academy, Tara Kent, organized volunteers to shuttle students to The Concept School to cast their ballots at polls that opened at 7 am; others got rides from friends.


Individuals, including first-time voters, gathered in line to wait for their turn to step up and submit their ballots.   Poll workers showed first-timers what to look for on a ballot and the correct way to fill it out and properly submit it.


“I was very happy and emotional voting for the first time,” exclaimed Cheyney freshman Brian Irving.  “I hope all my peers got out to vote today.  It is such a great feeling!”


After exercising their right to vote, citizens received light refreshments and an “I Voted Today” sticker which students proudly wore around campus.


“Now that I got my sticker I feel very accomplished,” declared Cheyney University’s New Heritage model Zakiyya Gosa.  “I voted and my voice matters in this election!”


Outside community members also voted at the polls, including other students from around the area.
“We are the ones who are responsible to make change in the future,” stated West Chester University student, Alan Smith.  “I’m excited to be a part of a great change.”