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Page 10 -The Michigan Daily - Wednesday, November 4, 1992

Student voters find long
lines, short tempers at polls

by Robin Litwin
and Liz Vogel
Daily Staff Reporters
Hundreds of students exercised
two basic American rights yesterday
- voting and standing in line.
Many students who waited for
more than two hours to cast their
votes said the lines could discourage
potential voters.
"The line is horrible - I think
they should make it easier for people
to vote and have more booths avail-
able - this really makes people say,
'Forget it,"' said LSA senior
Madonna Smith.
Washtenaw Community College
sophomore Brian Srock agreed.
"Why are they making it so fucking
hard?" he asked. "If we have this
much voter turnout there should be
more time to vote. If we had a cou-
ple of days, we might have an even
larger turnout."
Other students commented that
polling site organization was poor,
adding to the long wait.
"Whoever facilitated this whole
thing is not helpful. They're making
everyone stand outside," said LSA
senior Colleen Coffey.
City Clerk Winifred Northcross
estimated that yesterday's voter
turnout more than doubled that of
recent presidential elections. This
factor, she said, in conjunction with
the extremely large number of can-

didates on the ballot caused the two-
hour long waits at most of Ann
Arbor's precincts.
However, some students saw the
long waits as a positive sign. "I'm
impressed with student-voter
turnout," said Business School se-
nior Lisa Line. "Being a first elec-
tion for many students, this sets a
precedent that they will feel a re-
sponsibility to vote and to feel a part
of the political process."
Students cited strong feelings
about the candidates as a reason for
the large turnout.
"Clinton is the only candidate
that gives a damn about Paul Ross,"
said RC sophomore Paul Ross. "He
is the only candidate that showed up
on MTV and played the sax."
Many students agreed, adding
that Clinton appealed to college
"The other candidates are com-
pletely out of touch with our genera-
tion," LSA senior Kevin Dreyfuss
said. "I had to vote for the only two
that ever smoked marijuana."
Anti-incumbent feelings also af-
fected some students' votes.
"I voted for Bush in '88 and have
not been very happy with his per-
formances, including his abuses of
veto power," said LSA junior Hope
Latimer. "I'm hoping Clinton will
focus more on domestic issues. Bush
seems out of touch with the real

Other students said President
George Bush's performance in the
past four years caused them to vote
for the incumbent.
"I'm voting for Bush because he
is pro-life," said LSA senior Corey
Lefere. "If Clinton or Perot got in
there, they would do more damage.
toward what I believe in."
LSA sophomore David Goodman
said he voted for Bush because of
his international image. "I want a
man who's a world leader ... whose
economic policy hasn't been
laughed at by world economists."
Although many have said a vote
for Ross Perot was a wasted vote,
Line said that "voting for the major-
ity is weak."
Other students said they were
skeptical of all of the presidential
"I'm voting for Clinton to choose
the best of the bad choices," Art
School sophomore Lynne Berardo
Many students planned to express
their Election Day excitement in
other ways besides voting or
watching the election on television.
"If Clinton wins I'll streak
through the streets of Ann Arbor,"
said LSA senior Phil Kahn.
- Daily Staff Reporter Erin
Einhorn contributed to this report.


Friendly reminder
Kevin Detroi, a Pioneer High School sophomore, calls local voters at Democratic Headquarters.
MSA to campaign agains
code questions on Nov. ballot


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by Robin Litwin
Daily MSA Reporter
Many Michigan Student
Assembly members will be urging
students to vote against questions on
the assembly's November ballot
regarding the proposed Statement of
Student Rights and Responsibilities.
The assembly passed a resolution
at last night's meeting permitting
members to actively campaign
against the proposed ballot
The ballot questions ask students:
if the current draft of the
Statement of Student Rights and
Responsibilities should be put in
place; and,
if the current draft of the code
should be implemented without a
student-wide vote.
According to the resolution,

MSA will "actively educate the stu-
dent body regarding the Statement
before the November MSA
Students' Rights Commission
Chair Rob Van Houweling stressed
the importance of MSA's role in
providing students with information
from a source outside the
"We think that all the publicity
on the code has either been one-
sided and slanted towards the admin-
istration or simply insufficient," Van
Houweling said. "We need to be
able to publicize the truth about the
code. This resolution gives the
money and authorization to actively
do that, " he added.
Engineering Rep. Brian Kight
"We want to make sure students

don't take everything the
administration says for granted. A
lot of what has been said has been
extremely misleading," he said.
"We want to make sure the other
side gets out before MSA elections,"
he added.
In other business, Rules and
Elections Chair Roger DeRoo an-
nounced that the NEED Service is
suing MSA as a result of the assem-
bly's decision to evict the group
from its office space on the fourth
floor of the Union.
Zeta Phi Beta sorority will be
joining MSA in its defense because
the sorority has been unable to move
into the office.
The pre-trial hearing will be held
tomorrow in MSA chambers. DeRoo
said he did not wish to comment un-
til then.


Call for candidates
for LS&A Student Government
.President * Vice President " Representatives
Pick up candidacy forms at LSA-SG office

Michigan Union 4003

Due by Friday, Nov. 6 at 2:00 pm


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