Last minute voter push at CMU

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT)-- Polling stations across the valley were full of last-minute voters Tuesday evening.

Colorado Mesa University had lines out the door and a 15-minute wait at their polling station.

They set it up right outside the student life center.

Students say mail-in ballots can be tricky living in student accommodation and moving around, so polling stations are the way to go.

According to Catalyst, youth turnout rates are up by 125 percent compared to 2014.

“We are the next generation, we are the next step. And I do feel like if we are educated on certain issues, on issues that are close to us, we represent. Then later on, I do want to get into politics and all that, and I want to learn all these important roles and voting is the most important step for that,” said Beau Flores, student body president at CMU.

The CMU booth will close at 7 p.m. on November 6.