Monday, September 08, 2008

Welsh to Represent BSU Students Tomorrow

Sixth District United States Congressional Candidate Barry Welsh is scheduled to appear before the Delaware County Election Board this Tuesday afternoon. Welsh appeared before the same board in April at the request of Ball State University students who were concerned that voter registrations would not be processed. Welsh comes before the Election Board once again on behalf of the Ball State Students and this time it is to request an early voting station on campus and relocating the precinct polling place for the November 4th general election.

"We should work to make voting more accessible to everyone. Since we have been under the Bush administration we have seen restrictions placed and people turned away. I plan to work to reverse that and make it as simple and convenient as possible to vote and I am starting with the Ball State Students." Welsh, who has requested a top level staff member from the Obama campaign to join him at the meeting, also said, "We are dealing with college students, and this will be the first time voting for many of them. We should make every effort to take as little time as necessary from these students who are juggling classes, studies, and work. If it is a good experience, they will be voters for life and our goal should be to make voting a habit not a hassle."

Welsh is challenging Mike Pence for a second time.

To schedule an interview with The Candidate, please call Peter Nelson at 765-465-7020

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