This is an open letter to all the students of MSU. I would like to thank you for your inaction. Year after year, the old trend holds true: those barely of voting age have little interest in the political system.
“Are you registered to vote at your current address?” This question echoes across the mall during passing time. Although the phrase is a little tired, the person it comes from is usually energetic and engaged.
Art is often a social catalyst. Dictators have long known this — nearly every regime of recent memory has begun by repressing artists.
Today, I received my online ballot. The state of Montana wished me happy travels and encouraged me in my civic duties.
It is a big election year. Every day brings news about Bernie Sanders riding coach, Donald Trump’s commentary on his hand size, Ted Cruz’s migrating booger and the feminism of voting for Hillary Clinton.
In an ongoing three-month long effort to make voting more accessible to the MSU community, ASMSU leaders are continuing a dialogue with Gallatin County commissioners on the topic of moving a polling location to MSU.
Both a new semester and new year are underway leaving MSU students faced with a new set of challenges; one of which is being presented with the opportunity to determine the country’s next leader.
The Republican-controlled Gallatin County Commission and Gallatin County Clerk & Recorder Charlotte Mills again told local voting rights groups and citizens Tuesday that they had no plans to make changes or accommodations to Hope Lutheran Church as Montana State’s nearest polling place.
The 63rd Montana State Legislature is now in session, and local politicians from around the state have convened in Helena to make decisions for the entire state.