ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- Students at Piedmont Virginia Community College will be hosting a “get out to vote” event on Oct. 4 at the Bolick Student Center on College Drive.

“At PVCC we are committed to student voting. November elections are just around the corner and this event is a great opportunity for students to learn more about registration, early voting and the candidates,” said PVCC Assistant Professor of Political Science and Civic Engagement Coordinator Connie Jorgensen.

According to a release, students want to achieve a higher voter registration rate among community members and students, provide resources and tools for voter education and ensure a higher voter turnout.

Turnout is historically lower for elections that do not involve national races like the presidency. However, all of the seats in the General Assembly are on the ticket this year.

The PVCC event will include voter registration, voter education and a chance to talk with candidates to learn more about their stance on issues that impact this region.

“PVCC consistently receives national recognition for its civic engagement efforts to increase voter engagement and registration among students,” said PVCC President Dr. Jean Runyon.

This recognition comes from the Voter Friendly Campus initiative and other organizations.

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