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Student volunteers needed for local polling places

Sept. 29, 2008

KALAMAZOO--The general election is Tuesday, Nov. 4, and Western Michigan University students are needed to assist voters from 6 a.m. to about 9 p.m. at precincts throughout the city of Kalamazoo.

Volunteers will greet voters, make sure they are right voting location and line, as well as assist with crowd control.

Students volunteering for these positions are not required to be registered to vote in Kalamazoo County. A paid two-hour training session will be scheduled a week or two prior to the election. To sign up, visit www.kalamazoocity.org/pollworker or contact vanderroestv@kalamazoocity.org.

Voter registration and election information

For more information on the election and registering to vote before the Oct. 6 deadline, visit WMU's nonpartisan Web site, "Smart Voting Begins at Your Library."

The site, wmich.edu/vote, is designed and maintained by the University Libraries and contains links to complete information on eligibility to vote and voter registration information for all 50 U.S. states. It also includes a voter registration form for Michigan, available as a PDF file, which can be printed, completed and mailed.

Media contact: Deanne Molinari, (269) 387-8400, deanne.molinari@wmich.edu

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