Some Kansas College Students May Be Turned Away at Polls

By: GC3 Media Email
By: GC3 Media Email

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On the eve of one of the most historic elections, many Garden City Community College students are finding out today that they are not registered voters as many of them assumed. While many students completed voter registration forms on campus the Finney County Clerks Office does not have them listed as registered voters.

GC3 Media discovered five out of eight GCCC students who had registered did not receive confirmation in the mail from the Finney County Clerk's office. Of those, four called to inquire Monday about their voter status, and were told by the Finney County Clerk's office that their name was not on the list of registered voters.

Armando Minjarez, an employee for the Sunflower Act, said he collected approximately 300 to 400 voter registration cards on the Garden City Community College.

Jacqueline Bujanda, the regional field director of Garden City for the Democratic Party also collected registration cards on campus.

Jacob Hughes SGA President said he and other SGA members collected approximately 37 ballots. Hughes said he had given the ballots to Armando Minuarez to deliver to the county clerks office. Both Minjarez and Bujanda confirmed that they hand delivered all registration cards they collected to the Finney County Clerk's office.

The Finney County Clerk's office told GC3 Media if students did not receive notification through the mail, you will need to go to the Finney County Clerk's office and fill out a provisional ballot.

Garden City Community College Students living on campus and are confirmed registered voters can cast their vote at Garden Valley Retirement Village 1505 East Spruce Street beginning at 7am.

Wherever students go to vote tomorrow they will need to have your college ID and another form of identification.


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