Orgs to Host Election Night Viewing Party
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The Student Government Association, the Global Center of Journalism and Democracy, the Department of Student Activities, the Department of Political Science, and the Student Money Management Center will host an election night watch party on Nov. 8 in the Kat Klub from 7 p.m. to midnight.
There will be activities throughout the night, free food and t-shirts for students.
“The party is being thrown to provide a reserved open space for students to watch how the election plays out,” Student Government Chief of University Affairs London Sneden said. “Whoever wins will heavily affect the direction of our country and all of our lives over the next four years. We wanted to provide a space where students can come together and engage with it.”
SGA provided a free shuttle for students to vote early yesterday. The goal was to provide transportation for students who wanted to vote but did not have a way to get there.
“It’s important to get out and vote because it’s the way to make your voice heard in our country,” Sneden said.
According to Sneden, Texas has been declared a swing state for this election, so every vote counts.
“On a statewide scale, Texas has one of the lowest voter turnouts,” Sneden said. “If everyone who could vote, actually voted it would drastically change who we elect as state officials, and also which candidates get our electoral college votes.”
On Tuesday, students will not only vote for the president, but those registered in Huntsville will also vote for new local representatives and city council members.
“These are the officials that actually affect you the most,” Sneden said. “Therefore it’s important to know who they are, what they’re about and to vote for the one that actually represents your interest.”