Political organizations on campus including the UNC Young Democrats and Turn NC Carolina Blue have been busy preparing for the visit by engaging the student body and providing information on how to get tickets.
“In preparation for this speech, we have been trying to build our volunteer base as large as possible. It is going to take a lot of manpower to handle the logistical challenges that come with maintaining a secret security perimeter and with handling this volume of people,” said Courtney Sams, the president of UNC Young Democrats.
“It also takes a lot of volunteers to help turn all of these people at an event into voters and to take them to the polls afterward. So our primary task has been building a volunteer base and training them.”
Brian Litchfield, director of Chapel Hill Transit, said a total of six bus routes will be affected from 12:30-5 p.m.
“The CCX, FCX, G, RU, S and V will all be detoured during that time, and the main thing is that it’s going to affect closure on South Road basically in the area of where the presidential visit will be taking place,” he said.
Litchfield said he hopes that people traveling today are patient with the bus system and the delays.
According to the Clinton campaign, events like this one are crucial in stressing the importance of early voting and informing students on where and when they can vote.