November 6, 2012 at 11:12 AM
While voters are bombarded with stickers and fliers promoting various candidates, PSU Votes is promoting a different kind of change.
PSU Votes wants to change voting policies in the future at Penn State, including excused absences from class and cancellations of exams on Election Day, Laura Brown, senior undergraduate studies adviser and member of the PSU Votes initiative, said.
PSU Votes is a non-partisan initiative to give students the information they need to vote on Election Day. Today, they are sending their message out about future policy changes while students are on their way to cast their ballots.
Students and members of PSU Votes are stood outside the HUB-Robeson Center asking voters to give their name, Penn State email address and time of entry before heading to the polls. With this, they want to take gather opinions from students for future policy changes.
When Brown asked administrators for policy changes, the answer was that students had all day to vote and therefore did not need to receive an excused absence for missing classes. However, Brown said she feels differently.
"The truth is students don't have all day to vote," she said. "I want to make a case for the future."
She also said by installing policy changes, it will also encourage students to vote in the future because they will have the time to do so.