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Students sign up on National Voter Registration Day

California’s secretary of state is among the speakers at sign-up event

Registering to vote
Students, faculty and staff sign up to vote on Hahn Plaza on Tuesday. (USC Photo/Gus Ruelas)
California Secretary of State Alex Padilla

Alex Padilla, California secretary of state, speaks during the voter registration drive. (USC Photo/Gus Ruelas)

With the 2016 presidential campaign well underway, it seems like politics is everywhere. But you can’t get out to vote if you haven’t registered. Students, faculty and staff Tuesday took advantage of a voter registration drive on Hahn Plaza.

The event, hosted by USC’s Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics and the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk, coincided with National Voter Registration Day. Speakers included Undergraduate Student Government President Rini Rampath and California Secretary of State Alex Padilla.

Although 2015 is an “off year” with no national or statewide races, several Los Angeles cities and other voting districts have elections in November. And as any of the many presidential candidates will tell you, it’s never too early to get ready for 2016.

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