Young Voters Go to Great Lengths to Make Their Votes Count

WASHINGTON (AP) -- They're going to the polls early, or flying home to vote, or sending a ballot via certified mail. Young voters who want to make sure their votes are counted are going the extra mile.

Washington, DC college student Natalie Kaplan will pay almost 400 dollars to fly home to North Carolina. She said she didn't "want to take the chance of putting it in the mail."

One law student who feared her absentee vote by mail might get lost admits that her mother falsely claimed that the student has a disability. That way, she says, her mother was allowed to hand-deliver her New Jersey absentee vote.

The George Washington University Republicans hosted a NO-BAMA barbecue, where they registered absentee voters. Brand Kroeger, who heads the group, urged the others to vote in their home state, where they might make a difference -- rather than in Washington, DC, where Republicans are widely outnumbered.

Nervous voters can call their Board of Elections to make sure their absentee ballots arrived.


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