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Election Party at PVCC Stresses Importance to Vote

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PVCC held a party to get students excited to vote. PVCC held a party to get students excited to vote.
The event had live music, food, and election stickers. The event had live music, food, and election stickers.
ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Va. (WVIR) -

Some students at Piedmont Virginia Community College want everyone to go vote on Election Day. On Monday, they threw a party to get people excited about heading to the polls.

Students were stressing the importance of voting while sending the message that they are not alone when casting their ballot. The “Vote Together” theme reverberated through the main building at PVCC, where live music, vote stickers, and refreshments filled the space.

Tables were set up where students could find out all they needed to know ahead of the election, including their voting location and information from representatives with the Leslie Cockburn and Denver Riggleman campaigns.

One of the students said that if you do not vote, you can’t complain about the results.

“We need to vote in order to keep democracy alive,” said student Hannah Thacker. “We need to vote so our voices can be heard, so we can have a say in the government, because if you don’t vote you can’t really complain about what’s going on.”

This is the first year that the school has had a vote party for an upcoming election. The part hopes to stress the importance of midterm elections, not just presidential elections.