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Saturday, May 08, 2021

UF students will have the chance to enjoy free food and drinks, catch some rays and register to vote this weekend.

Chomp the Vote, a Student Government program designed to increase student turnout at all elections, is hosting two socials this weekend as part of its continued drive to register student voters in Alachua County.

John Carreras, Chomp the Vote's director of off-campus activities, said the first social will take place Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Campus Lodge pool and clubhouse.

The second will be at the Campus Club pool and clubhouse at the same time on Sunday.

Carreras said the organization is hosting the events to register more students and spread word that student voters could impact local political policies to their benefit by helping elect student-friendly representatives.

Students are encouraged to come in their bathing suits to the socials, which will feature music, free pizza and soda, and plenty of voter registration forms, he said.

"We want it to be a social, laid-back atmosphere," Carreras said. "It's just three hours of resting and hanging out and registering to vote."

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