• Ready to vote: Granite State students

    Dartmouth voter registration

    While voter registration has closed in some states, others are still going strong. In New Hampshire, it’s a big deal when election officials arrive on campus to register students. College students lined up to register at three voter registration drives across campuses in the Granite State this week.

    New Hampshire students are fired up to re-elect President Obama, and enthusiastic student leaders shifted into high gear organizing their campuses this semester. Hundreds of students have been lining up–rain or shine–to get registered, making it clear that young people are going to make sure their voices are heard in this election.

    At Dartmouth College, students registered outside the student center, with volunteers happily delivering hamburgers and dessert to eager future voters.

    Volunteers from Keene State College helped spread the word about the registration drive on their campus by keeping watch outside the bookstore, dining hall, and classrooms, catching any unregistered voters and personally bringing them to the registration drive.

    At the University of New Hampshire, the pouring rain didn't discourage the Wildcats for Obama team from standing outside the dining hall and making sure students knew they could register at school.

    New Hampshire will be one of the tightest races this November, with the outcome potentially coming down to just a few votes. Students at colleges and universities across the state know that President Obama's got their back—and they’re getting his by registering and voting in New Hampshire.

    The students of New Hampshire are ready to vote—are you?

    Campus organizing