Getting other students to vote last November paid off for members of the Utah State University Government Relations Council. On Wednesday, council members were at the Utah State Capitol receiving a huge trophy and a congratulation from Utah’s Lieutenant Governor Spencer J. Cox.
Councilmember Clay Marsh says unfortunately the number of students who vote in each election is extremely low because they move around a lot and some say they prefer to vote at home.
“I think the big push was telling them why it is so important to get involved in local politics while at Utah State,” Marsh explained, “because so many decisions are being made but there is no student input.
“It involves not only our futures but futures of students that are going to come in the next couple of years.”
On KVNU’s For the People program, Marsh said to win the competition the Government Relations Council registered a total of 910 new voters. In addition to the trophy, the students were rewarded with all the Aggie Ice Cream they could eat.