Longhorns register to vote
Oct. 7, 2008
As Election Day 2008 approaches, the Texas football team recently had the opportunity to make sure their voices will be heard as the UT campus voter registration set up a table at a team dinner.
"I think it's important for all of us to vote," QB Colt McCoy said. "I think it's important to know what's going on in our country. Having the opportunity to vote, it's right on campus, and for the staff to get this put together for all of the guys, we should definitely take advantage of it."
Although some were already registered, many others did take advantage of the chance, and it was especially meaningful for those who were registering for the first time.
"Just growing up, you see your parents register and you start to pay more attention to the campaigns," LB Roddrick Muckelroy said. "It's really important to me, because I am paying more attention, and I think it will be fun to vote for the first time."
"It's great that I can vote, because in the past in classes, we would always debate who we should pick for President," followed CB Aaron Williams. "I always had a voice, but I couldn't do anything, because I was too young to vote. Now that I have the opportunity to do that, it's a great opportunity. It's a big step. It's always good to get your voice out and state your opinion."
So for many of the first-time voters, Nov. 4 will be a special day to remember, and for the all of the Longhorns, it will be chance to make their voices heard.
"The value is that we all have a say," McCoy said. "It's a free country and for us to be able to have the opportunity and to have a vote and be able to vote for who we think will lead our country the best, it's important for each one of us. The importance of that is that we have a say, and that's special."