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2:49 PM, Nov 5, 2012   |    comments
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This year's election has a remarkable lack of energy surrounding young voters, reportedly. As a result, campaign volunteers will attempt to reach voters in classrooms, on computers and campus quads, urging them to cast a ballot.

The Colorado State Public Interest Research Group (CoPIRG) are the one's establishing the sense of urgency. They are a nonprofit, non-partisan public-interest organization.

The event goes from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday and takes place on the square between the plaza building and library on the Auraria Campus.

The "Student PIRGs' New Voters Project" is one of the largest on-the-ground, non-partisan young-voter mobilization campaigns in the country.

Over the past 25 years, the organization has helped register more than 1.7 million people.

In 2012, the campaign targeted 75 campuses in 17 states with intensive youth vote campaigns, which leverage on the ground and online peer-to-peer techniques to turn out young voters.

Nate Chisholm contributed to this report.

(KUSA-TV © 2012 Multimedia Holdings Corporation)

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