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Poor Student Turnout at SU’s Huntington Hall: Why Aren’t They Voting?

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(BRYCE GELMAN)
HUNTINGTON HALL’S POLLING STATION IS HOME TO MANY SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY STUDENTS. IN THIS YEAR’S ELECTION, TURNOUT HAS BEEN LOW. POLL MANAGER JOHN HOHL-SHAMBO SAYS THIS IS DUE TO A LACK OF STUDENT KNOWLEDGE.

(JOHN HOHL-SHAMBO)
““I would say the main cause is because it is not federally-based, you see, they’re local election-based, which typically will have less of a, uh, error of understanding”

(GELMAN)
MATTHEW RICCIARDI, A SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY STUDENT FROM BOSTON, DID COME OUT TO VOTE TODAY. HE IS JUST ONE OF A VERY FEW WHO WERE WILLING TO CHANGE THEIR RESIDENCE IN ORDER TO VOTE IN A COLLEGE TOWN. HOWEVER, HE GETS THE LACK OF ENTHUSIASM AMONG HIS FELLOW STUDENTS WHO CHOSE NOT TO PARTICIPATE IN THE PROCESS.

(MATTHEW RICCIARDI)
“I would say my age group, I think we’ve gotten better, but I’d say that it’s not at a level that it should be just because I think that my age group feels that it does not know the issues”

(GELMAN)
ALTHOUGH THERE WERE NOT MANY VOTERS AT HUNTINGTON HALL, THEY WILL HAVE UNTIL 9 PM TONIGHT TO DO SO. FOR NCC NEWS, I’M BRYCE GELMAN

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (DiA) – The polling station in Huntington Hall is home to many Syracuse University Students.

In this year’s elections, turnout has been low here.

John Hohl-Shambo, the location’s Polling Manager, said this is due to a lack of student knowledge.

“I would say the main cause is because it is not federally-based, you see, they’re local election-based, which typically will have less of a, error of understanding,” he said. 

However, some have more of a grasp on this process.

Matthew Ricciardi, a Syracuse University student from Boston, did vote in today’s election.

He changed his residence to vote in the college town where he now lives and studies but understands the lack of enthusiasm among his fellow students.

“I would say my age group, I think we’ve gotten better, but I’d say that it’s not at a level that it should be just because I think that my age group feels that it does not know the issues,” Ricciardi said. 

Although there were not many voters at Huntington Hall, they will have until 9 tonight to do so.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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