Chico State Hosts "Wildcats Vote" Campaign Forum

More Chico State students are ready to head to the polls, armed with the knowledge of what's on the ballot this November.

Posted: Oct 15, 2018 10:26 PM
Updated: Oct 24, 2018 3:00 PM

CHICO, Calif. - Chico State students are ready to head to the polls, armed with voters' knowledge this November.

Monday night, the college Office of Civic Engagement helped put together a campaign forum, featuring the Chico State Debate Team, local politicians, and a lot of hard work by students, faculty and staff.

"We're non-partisan," Said Hayley Finetti, a member of the National Political Science Honor Society. "It doesn't matter what your opinions are, just that you're aware." 

Former Chico Mayor and current Chico City Council member Ann Schwab said sometimes young people get discouraged and overwhelmed when they don't know all the issues, and it may dissuade them from voting. 

"Young people feel a bit overwhelmed with the choices they have on the ballot," Schwab said. 

Sophomore Connie Quintana said she wasn't sure what to do once her voters' packet arrived in the mail.  

"The actual packet was really huge, and I got really freaked out, and I didn't know what the propositions were," she said. 

Ryan Cleland, 4-H Community Education Specialist, said voting is the best way to make a point.  

"You don't have to engage in the conversations at Thanksgiving or the arguments on TV," Cleland said. "You can quietly vote and make your voice heard."

The election is on Nov. 6.

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 506613

Reported Deaths: 9345
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Los Angeles1908574669
Riverside37011695
Orange36833649
San Bernardino32696417
San Diego29048561
Kern19882144
Fresno14439138
Alameda11484189
San Joaquin11483168
Santa Clara10321191
Sacramento9820133
Tulare9454178
Imperial9409220
Stanislaus8890104
Contra Costa7806121
Ventura734476
San Francisco672361
Santa Barbara616760
San Mateo5544119
Marin499470
Monterey479730
Kings438056
Merced428550
Solano361137
Sonoma294437
Madera194330
Placer191215
San Luis Obispo178315
Yolo151041
Santa Cruz11524
Butte9417
Napa8888
Sutter7686
El Dorado6371
Lassen6310
San Benito6224
Yuba4714
Shasta3699
Glenn3251
Colusa3234
Mendocino3129
Nevada2991
Tehama2341
Humboldt2334
Lake1951
Mono1421
Tuolumne1412
Amador1250
Calaveras1251
Del Norte880
Siskiyou730
Mariposa542
Inyo511
Plumas330
Trinity50
Alpine20
Modoc20
Sierra20
Unassigned00
Chico
Clear
75° wxIcon
Hi: 99° Lo: 67°
Feels Like: 75°
Oroville
Clear
78° wxIcon
Hi: 100° Lo: 69°
Feels Like: 79°
Paradise
Clear
75° wxIcon
Hi: 92° Lo: 68°
Feels Like: 75°
Chester
Clear
60° wxIcon
Hi: 82° Lo: 55°
Feels Like: 60°
Red Bluff
Clear
77° wxIcon
Hi: 100° Lo: 69°
Feels Like: 78°
Willows
Clear
75° wxIcon
Hi: 103° Lo: 65°
Feels Like: 75°
Monday will be hot but we will cool down in the middle of your week.
KHSL Severe
KHSL Radar
KHSL Temperatures

Community Events