Junior marketing major Alex Campbell saw the long lines and wait times during the 2018 midterm elections and concluded something needed to be done to help more students vote. He decided the best course of action was to get involved with the political process himself.
Campbell ran for a seat on the Normal Town Council during the April 2 election, with student voting a central issue for his campaign. Even though he was not selected for a seat, Campbell said the experience was worthwhile as it opened up the conversation about getting more Illinois State students to the polls. In this video, editorial intern Tim Wyland interviews Campbell about what he learned during his campaign, how he balanced his responsibilities, and the advice he would give Redbirds who are looking to participate in politics.