Madison, FL - Students at North Florida Community College will make a difference in November. Staff and faculty at NFCC are rallying the students to get out and vote.
"Each one of us has a voice through our vote," said Kim Halfhill, director of campus life at NFCC.
The school received a $1,000 grant. it used the money to partner with programs like TurboVote - a web based voting tool providing students with resources and information about local and national elections.
"What's wonderful about TurboVote is that it makes voting for students as easy as renting a DVD from Netflix, which we know all of our students know how to do," Halfhill said.
Student body president-elect, Alana Ellison, has helped lead the charge to get students educated about the issues.
"Some people have no idea who to vote for so they make the decision that they're just not going to vote and I think that if we inform them, we can give them their voice," she said.
Through the program, dozens of students registered to vote or requested absentee ballots. Now campus officials hope they turn out on election day.
"We are trying to make sure that on election day in November that everyone who has the right to vote, everyone who has the ability to vote, does vote," Ellison said.
NFCC will continue to host "get out to vote" events leading all the way up to the election.