Grinnell College students can now vote in the 2018 election, thanks to a bipartisan effort by President Michael Grinnel to make college students eligible to vote.
Grinnells student-run website ElectElection.com, the first in a series of college-related election apps for students, lets students log in and vote on the college campus.
The apps will be made available to Grinnels students starting Oct. 12.
The election will take place at Grinnillums election office and will be streamed live.
Grinnes students are eligible to cast a ballot at the office.
Students who want to register for the election can register on the Grinnills website.
The College Democrats of America, which Grinnelly joined as the first student group at Grinns college, has also joined the effort.
Grinnie’s president, John Grinnelli, announced the partnership with the College Democrats.
“We are excited about the potential of Grinnlies new election app to help students vote on campus and to help them register for early voting,” Grinnella said in a statement.
“Grinnl’s election app is an incredibly innovative and accessible tool for students to register and vote, and it is a tremendous tool to help make Grinnlis election system more accessible to students and our community.”
Grinnoll’s election office is located in the Grinneys office building on the campus.
Grannell students can register to vote online, but they will have to wait a week before they can vote.
The Grinnolls election website also lets students sign up to vote for local candidates.
The site provides details on the candidates, who they support and how they vote, including how they voted on Tuesday’s election.
The college has a history of having its students vote in local races, as well.
In 2018, the Grannells College Democratic Caucus, which includes Grinnies students, voted in the U.S. Senate primary election and the U:P.
In 2016, the college had a successful student-led election that resulted in the winning of the Uppleton and Grinnilons mayoral races.
Grincholls mayoral campaign also drew thousands of students to campus for its campaign.