Early Voting at UNR Begins

RENO, Nev. -- Early voting booths opened on the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) campus this weekend. Sunday a group of Hollywood actors and actresses stopped by to encourage students to get involved.

Actor Bryan Greenberg of 'How to Make it in America' says it's not about Republicans or Democrats. "Everybody needs to vote. To me its more important that you vote than who you vote for."

Greenberg and his colleagues rallied students at UNR Sunday morning and stressed the importance of young people exercising their right to vote.

Nick Zano, most recently of 'Two Broke Girls,' emphasized, "The youth vote - without question - will decide this election."

"We've seen in elections past it could come down to a few hundred votes," said Jon Hamm of 'Mad Men.' "So to come down here and get the students fired up hopefully they'll go out and tell two friends and get more people to go out and exercise their right."

"These young people have this incredible opportunity to turn this incredibly close race," noted Jennifer Westfeldt, best known for her role as Meredith Reed in '24.'

Polls at The Joe, as UNR's Joe Crowley Student Union is called, opened Saturday. Over the weekend about 400 people cast ballots. Student organizers hope to build on that in the coming days.

"We have the power." UNR junior Shelby Wilburn wants to encourage fellow student to vote. "Our vote has a voice and I want everyone to get fired up."

"It's such an exciting election to vote in," said UNR sophomore Madeleine Poore. Like her, many young voters are encouraging their peers to get to the polls. "It's so convenient right here on campus. So we're just encouraging students to get out, make their voices heard. It's our future that's going to be impacted that's why its so important to get out and vote early."

Early voting runs until November 2nd.


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