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Grassroots Quincy University group getting students educated on November election

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A new generation in Quincy University is hoping to inspire others to get informed and vote.

A grassroots organization called QU Voice is a group of about 30 students that works on educating voters into the last month before the election.

The group will promote the importance of being a registered voter, provide voter information, and encourage participation in the election process.

To date, the group has registered 61 QU students for the upcoming election.

Megan Boccardi, Assistant Professor of History at Quincy University, says her class talks about politics and the upcoming election every day, so students can be prepared when the time comes to vote.

"Students don't really have an understanding of what's going on," Boccardi said. "I asked today if they knew the presidential candidates and the vice presidential candidates and they didn't know so I think they need to be told...be able to know what's going on so they can make an informed decisions as voters."

QU Voice also tries to get the community involved by holding mock presidential debates.

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