FSU students educate Fayetteville residents about this year’s election

As early voting kicked off across North Carolina on Wednesday, a group of students from Fayetteville State University canvassed neighborhoods, sharing nonpartisan voter guides with residents and encouraging them to go vote this election.

Among those sharing election information was Donisha Smith, a graduate of Fayetteville State University who was canvassing for the third year with Common Cause North Carolina.

“I’m really excited to come back into my community and help,” Smith said.

She was joined by FSU student Tamia Howard, who said that many of the residents they met were in need of information on voting.

“At a lot of the doors we knocked on, they didn’t know about early voting or where they need to go to vote, so it’s nice bringing them the information,” Howard said.

Early voting is underway now through Nov. 3 across North Carolina, with Election Day on Tuesday, Nov. 6.  Information on the election can be found at NCVoterGuide.org, a nonpartisan voter guide from Common Cause NC.

“Your voice and your vote matter,” Smith said.

Howard added, “One vote can make a very big difference.”

Fayetteville State University students prepare to canvass neighborhoods with nonpartisan voter guides from Common Cause NC on Wednesday