Election 2008

N.H. Youth Get Out the Vote

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Tyler Frisbee on the BPP

Tyler Frisbee

Tyler Frisbee (left) and roommate Claire Dunning backed Democrat John Kerry in 2004. Courtesy of Tyler Frisbee hide caption

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The presidential candidates are courting the youth vote in New Hampshire. Meanwhile, young people there are trying to get their peers to the polls.

Tyler Frisbee, a Dartmouth College senior, is president of the nonpartisan student group Vote Clamantis. Frisbee will spend the day enticing fellow students to the polls, knocking on doors and offering rides. "Students know what's going on," she says. "I think it's actually going to be not as big a challenge as you might think. I think kids are really excited to have the chance to make an impact, and they're really ready to go out there."

New Hampshire allows voters to register on the day of the election. "Having that last-minute option is a big help," Frisbee says.

On our blog, we'll be posting regular updates from Frisbee today.



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