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Our view: Election Day traditions

It is Election Day — a reminder for those few who may have missed the numerous campaigners on campus, the most expensive political advertising election in Colorado history, interest groups filling the LSC Plaza and so on. One of America’s oldest and most cherished traditions, Election Day at Colorado State serves as a recurring benchmark for civic engagement in University history.

Ninety years ago, on Nov. 4, 1924, President Calvin Coolidge addressed a crowd of 180 students and faculty as a guest of the Aggie Faculty Club, appealing for bi-partisanship and civic involvement.


Flash forward to 1958, when Gov. Stephen McNichols wrapped up what would be a successful re-election campaign. In honorable fashion, the CSU Young Republicans invited the CSU Young Democrats to be their honored guests at a celebration party the night after Election Day.

Fourteen years later, during the Nixon-McGovern Presidential Election, the Fort Collins League of Women Voters offered rides and babysitting services to registered voters who needed a way to get to the polls.

At the turn of the millennium, facing zero degree temperatures and a harsh wind chill, CSU’s Youth Vote 2000 Coalition went door-to-door around Fort Collins the day before Election Day reminding voters to cast their ballots.

Today, you have the opportunity to create an election history of your own. Carry on the legacy of our CSU predecessors and go vote.

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