Sacramento State University is strongly pushing election participation among its students by opening the first vote center at a California university.
The vote center, located in Modoc Hall, is one of the many centers that replaced traditional polling places in Sacramento County because of the Voter’s Choice Act.
"A vote center allows voters to register the day of and vote that same day," explained Noel Mora.
Mora is the president of Associated Students Inc, the university’s student government leadership, which made it possible to bring the vote center to the university.
Sacramento County is one of five California counties to take advantage of the provisions of the Voter’s Choice Act, making voting more convenient by allowing people to vote at any polling place, not just the one to which they are assigned.
"I'm from LA county and I thought the day had passed for me to register to vote, but I could vote here and register on the same day, so it was pretty convenient," said first-time voter, Darien Womack.
The university is offering a shuttle service on Election Day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for voters to utilize.
"Voters can actually register tomorrow if they haven't yet," adds Mora.
The vote center will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Election Day.
"We're proud to have to have it here at Sac State and we're proud to have it here in Sacramento," Mora said. "It's been a campus effort, it's been an effort on behalf of all students, and we're just proud to get people out here."
For more information about the vote center, click here.