by Andrew Crisp
More than 300 voters were registered to vote Sept. 25, part of National Voter Registration Day—a nationwide nonpartisan event to get out the vote.
Volunteers organized by the Idaho Civic Engagement Project, in partnership with the Associated Students of Boise State, and armed with clipboard and registration cards, helped citizens take a step closer to the polls.
A group of more than 20 volunteers planned to spend until 7 p.m. on the campus, but a high volume of students headed to dinner had them registering 80 voters in the last hour.
"Two guys came to break down the tent and we actually registered them, as well," said ICEP director Emily Walton.
After wrapping up at Boise State, volunteers registered a handful of young adults at Boise's Neurolux, bringing the total to 351, according to Walton. Additionally, the group enlisted four new volunteers to help with future events.
Promoter Eric Gilbert invited volunteers to register voters at future concerts promoted by Duck Club Presents at local venues and bars, including shows taking place next week.
The group also plans to register voters at the Food Truck Rally on Friday, Sept. 28, and at other area bars before the state deadline on Oct. 12.