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TV Stars Rally Students for Voter Registration

Students rallied on Missouri State University's campus Friday to hear what some television stars had to say about voter registration.

KSMU's Ryan Farmer reports.

With the final deadline for voter registration this week, many are stressing the importance of getting to the polls.

The Missouri State Students for Barack Obama have been working to inform the campus' students of the significance of voting.

The group worked closely with the Obama campaign to help bring a voter registration rally to campus Friday, in which the key speakers included Kristen Bell of NBC's "Heroes," and Rashida Jones of NBC's "The Office."

Daniel Bunch, the President of The Missouri State Students for Obama, was present at the rally, and he explains just how someone can register to vote.

Bunch also commented on why he's adamant about registering to vote, especially for students.

"Registering to vote is really one of the biggest priveledges we have in this country, and we have a unique system here in America that allows us to actually choose who's going to represent us in Washington and serve our best interest. It's kind of the old cliche: if you have a problem with government, get up and change it. And you can't really complain about the government if you don't do something about it."

If you plan to vote in another county or state, you can request an absentee ballot by going to the Missouri Secretary of State's website.

There you can fill out your information, mail it in, and the state will send a ballot to your current residence.

The deadline to register to vote for the presidential election is Wednesday, October 8th by 5 p.m.

For KSMU, I'm Ryan Farmer.