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Clayton State Univ. hosts virtual voter education event

The event is part of National Voter Registration Day.

MORROW, Ga. — Clayton State University hosted a virtual voter education event Tuesday as part of National Voter Registration Day.

The event offered a self-guided tutorial for voters to walk through the registration process as well as providing an online meeting space where trained volunteers can answer any questions that voters had.

Participants could to register to vote, learn how to verify and update their voter information, determine where and when to vote, and learn how to request and submit an absentee ballot.

The event's coordinators said they hope to inform more young people about the importance of being a voter and participating in the election process.

“We know from years of research that young people do not vote at the rates of older cohorts. So, what type of policy is most likely to be prioritized? Those that satisfy voters,” said David Peña, Clayton State political science lecturer and coordinator of the American Democracy Project.

Users could also to obtain live support from a Clayton State volunteer who can assist with the tutorial and answer questions.

While the event was targeting students, it was open to the public who is seeking assistance with voter registration and information.

The event can be found on the Clayton State University's website.