UNC students are expressing a mix of enthusiasm and frustration throughout the ongoing push and pull of the presidential election.
Campus groups such as the Young Democrats and leaders of an upcoming rally for democracy are gung-ho about making their voices heard regarding the battle of the ballots in Florida.
Some students will host a nonpartisan rally at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Pit, despite a low turnout at a rally last weekend.
"Saturday is the day that several hundred location across the country are holding rallies," said Russ Jones, a freshman political science major involved in the rally. "The main point we want to get across is that democracy should not be sacrificed for the sake of expediency."
Election results in Florida are expected to be finalized by Saturday once overseas absentee ballots are tallied.
"We feel that nothing should be rushed at this time. Whatever is necessary for democracy to be maintained is needed through the entire (presidential election) process."
And members of UNC Young Democrats are not limiting their involvement to campus. "We have a group of Young Democrats heading to Florida this weekend to help out with the efforts down there," said Chris Brook, president of Young Democrats.
Brook said members are visiting Florida to interview residents about possible voter intimidation during voting.
But College Republicans member Justin Johnson said it is not necessary for his organization to go to Florida.