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Thu Sep 26, 2013, 03:50 AM

Prairie View students will finally be able to vote on campus

Prairie View A&M University students will get to vote on campus in the Nov. 5 elections, thanks in part to a persistent student leader who pressured officials for a more convenient polling location.

On Wednesday, Waller County commissioners approved early voting and Election Day polling places, including a new one at the historically black university's Memorial Student Center.

Student Government Association president Priscilla Barbour, who requested the polling place two months ago, said she was thrilled by the decision. For years students have had to walk or drive more than a mile to the nearest polling place, which Barbour says is a violation of students' civil rights.

"It was just that sigh of relief," said Barbour, a senior political science major. "I didn't know if I wanted to jump up for joy or cry. This has been a long journey."

More at http://www.chron.com/news/politics/article/Prairie-View-students-will-finally-be-able-to-4843888.php?cmpid=hpbn .

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