Party brings college kids to polls


On Friday, there was food, music and fun spread out across each Montgomery College Campus, all in the name of celebrating democracy.

More than 1,000 students arrived for the schools’ first ever “Party at the Polls” event.

The celebration included a voter education kiosk and several party buses. Over the course of the day, those buses took nearly 200 students to and from a nearby polling center. For many of these young people, the party helped highlight their first time ever taking part in an election.

“We were hoping to see how things went this year 2018 in the hopes that in 2020 when we have a presidential election with a lot more visibility that we can do this again in an even bigger way and I would say today we proved that it is possible to do this at MC and we are looking forward to doing it again,” said Montgomery College Service Learning Coordinator Nik Sushka.

According to a Board of Elections official, more than 14,000 ballots have already been cast across the county since the early voting began on Thursday.

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