College Republicans and Democrats come together to instruct on upcoming elections

College Republicans and Democrats come together to instruct on upcoming elections

MARQUETTE — The voting process can be confusing. Who do you vote for? How do you register? Where do you go to vote?

Northern Michigan University held an event tonight to help answer all of those questions.

Poli-Palooza was hosted by the NMU College Republicans and Democrats to give students and community members an opportunity to learn about the upcoming elections while having a little fun. Everyone was welcome to join, whether they left, right or center.

“A lot of Millenials are Liberal Democrats, but there are some Republicans and I think it’s great to get them out and about, and to get them to be visible on campus. It shows that we can work together as a group,” said Connor Raak, Vice President of the NMU College Democrats, “It’s going to be really interesting. We’re going to get to talk to a lot of good candidates and we’re going to learn a lot about who’s running for president on both sides.”

Attendees got to hear from local candidates as well as enjoy some free pizza. There was also a table for Michigan residents to register to vote, and out of state residents could fill out absentee applications.