UNC Young Independents is spearheading a series of voter registration drives in The Pit this week to encourage political involvement from UNC students.
Young Independents has partnered with five other politically-oriented groups, including March for our Lives UNC, NCPIRG, UNC College Republicans, UNC Young Americans for Liberty and Bridge USA. These organizations are working together in a collective, non-partisan effort to raise voting participation among college students, which are often an underrepresented voter demographic.
Two drives were held in The Pit on Tuesday and Wednesday between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Another is planned to occur on Thursday.
UNC Young Independents has hosted voter registration events on campus in the past. Ali Montavon, co-president of UNC Young Independents, said the organization renewed its efforts this year to target new first-year students who are either not registered to vote or struggling to change their address to vote in Chapel Hill.
She also said this event is central to the mission of UNC Young Independents because it aligns with its organizational goals of representing non-partisan voters.