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QCC to Hold Mock Presidential Primary Election for Students

Efforts Seek to Motivate Students to Vote

Contact: Cherie Ronayne
Office of Institutional Communications
508.854.2849
cronayne [at] qcc.mass.edu

Release Date: 
2/2/2008

WORCESTER, Ma. –   In an effort to bring national campaign issues to students’ attention and motivate them to vote in the upcoming presidential election, Quinsigamond Community College is holding a mock presidential primary election on February 14 and February 15, from 8am to 4pm, for its students on campus.

“Our goal is to get students thinking about the issues and to inform them of where each candidate stands, as well as motivate them well before November,” stated Pat Bisha-Valencia, Coordinator of QCC’s student newspaper, The Open Door, who is organizing the mock election.

During this time, students who are not registered to vote can do so at either of the college’s polling places. Brochures on voting, registration, and elections will be available as well. Polling will take place at the Harrington Learning Center and Fuller Student Center on campus.

Quinsigamond Community College is the most affordable higher education in Worcester County. As a regional leader in education and workforce development, QCC serves the diverse educational needs of Central Massachusetts by providing affordable, accessible, and high quality programming leading to transfer, career, and lifelong learning.