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Election Day at RIT

(November 07 2012) Written by: Melody Kelly

As I walked around campus today, I saw many students and faculty members sporting "I Voted" stickers. There is no doubt that it's election day at RIT. Student Government even hosted an event where they gave away free cupcakes (red, white, and blue, of course!) at the Fireside Lounge. I would've snagged one myself if I didn't have work at the time, but a few of my friends have assured me that they were very good!

Roc the Vote

To assist students, RIT provided free shuttles to the polls today. This way students wouldn't have to worry about finding rides off campus.

As for me, I didn't have to worry about physically getting to the polls because my vote has already been sent back home. I could have registered to vote here in New York, but I thought it would be a better idea for my vote to count towards my home state, Pennsylvania. To request an Absentee Ballot, all I had to do was fill out an application form and send it to my County Election Office. I received my ballot a few weeks ago, filled it out, and sent it back on its way to PA. I only wish they would have also sent an "I Voted" sticker for me to wear on election day too.

As I was heading to the labs just a bit ago, I noticed an image being projected onto the walls of Global Village.

electionProjection

The light block on the top center of the image is a projection of live election results off of The Washington Post's website. I don't know the people who live in the room with the projector, but I think it's a great idea! I'm looking forward to seeing more updates when I get home from the labs. Until then, I have some HTML to write for class..

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