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Midterm Elections Focus of Impact Day at U

University of Utah Students will have the opportunity to meet and speak with over 50 candidates from local, state and federal political races at the U’s annual Impact Day, to take place Thursday, Oct. 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Olpin Union outdoor patio (or the ballroom in case of inclement weather). The event is free and open to the public.

Sponsored by the Associated Students of The University of Utah (ASUU) Government Relations Board and the Hinckley Institute of Politics, Impact Day is an annual event that allows students to meet with and voice their concerns to Utah candidates.

Candidates in attendance include those from the high profile races for Governor, U.S. Senate and U.S. Representative. Others are from Salt Lake County races and from State Senate and House races in and surrounding the Salt Lake area.

“With the midterm elections less than a month away, this event allows candidates to share with students their ideas for Utah and to voice their platform,” says Chase Jardine, ASUU president. “This is a day of civic participation and education. Students will be able to learn about how they can be more involved in the political process and make their voice heard.”

All candidates and campaign volunteers have been invited to distribute campaign literature to students so they may learn about each candidate and make an educated decision when they vote on Nov. 2.