Shippensburg University hosted the second bi-annual Democracy Day on Nov. 5 to celebrate student voting.
The event held in the Dauphin Humanities Center lobby featured a board for students to write why they were going to vote, food, dogs and speakers.
Ship Votes had a table with information about the candidates and the rides to the polls program that was held the next day.
SU sophomore Olivia Miller was volunteering at Democracy Day with the SU animal alliance club.
It brought a dog to the event to provide moral support for students. Miller said it is important that college students are informed with what is going on in the government.
“It’s important for people our age because we’re the next generation of people to get involved in politics,” she said.
SU junior Thomas Fisher was participating in Democracy Day with Ship Votes. He provided non-partisan candidate information for students so they could make an informed decision at the poles the next day.
“I think Democracy Day is important because it’s a demonstration of how all of us as students need to be involved in our democracy to make sure that what happens in our future is decided by us as opposed to other people,” Fisher said.