Ed Yeates ReportingCollege age students have registered in record numbers for this year's election, and that includes campuses here in Utah. At the University of Utah, young republicans and democrats will join together tonight to watch results and party. Starting at about 7:00 and throughout the evening, an estimated two to three hundred students are expected to gather here in the Saltair Room at the student union.
This has been a unique election season for the college age community with enthusiasm over candidates and issues student leaders say they've never seen before. In a get out to vote campaign on the U’s campus alone - and this is just ONE university - more than 6,000 students registered to vote and have pledged to vote tonight.
Taylor Morgan, Student Government Relations, ASUU: “That’s about double what’s ever been done in the past, even in presidential years. So there’s a lot of interest. Students are talking about the election. They’re excited about it. Every football game I’ve been to I hear conversations around me about the election. So it’s kind of a different atmosphere – different than I’ve ever experienced on campus. There’s a lot of interest.”
So now it's time to watch as projections and results roll in, and to party.