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The campus closes the presidential campaign season with opportunities to learn about the issues

With just days to go before the presidential election, the Wheaton campus will be busy with election-related activities, including a mock presidential debate and election, an opportunity to participate in political research, a shuttle to the polls for those resigistered to vote in Norton and an election night results party to celebrate the end of a long campaign.

Mock Presidential Election 
Wheaton students may be able to cast two ballots this election season: one in the official U.S. election, if they are registered; and once in a mock election sponsored by the college's Model United Nations team.
Online voting through Monday, Nov. 7., 5 p.m.

Mock Presidential Debate
Yes, there have been plenty of debates already, but this one will be different. First, the candidates will be represented by Wheaton seniors Alex Gim-Fain (Hillary Clinton), Justin Doty (Donald Trump), Josh Kelly (Jill Stein), and Mike Lethin (Gary Johnson). Second, the debate will center on public policy issues rather than personal attacks. Finally, the moderators will be Dean of Students Kate Kenny, and professors Brad Bishop, and John Miller. All are welcome to attend and to contribute questions for the candidates to answer.
Hindle Auditorium, Science Center, Monday, Nov. 7, at 7 p.m.

Election Day Research Volunteers
Political Science majors Josh Kelly '17 and Sam Mahler '19 are conducting an exit poll at Norton High School on Election Day, and they are currently looking for people to help. Students interested in volunteering to help that effort, please contact Josh Kelly.
Tuesday, Nov. 8, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Voter Shuttle
Students who are registered to vote in Norton can catch a free ride to the town's polling place at Norton High School on the college's #WheatonMaVotes shuttle.
Chapel Field, Tuesday, Nov. 8 from 9 to 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and 3 to 4 p.m.

Election Night Results Party
Celebrate the end of this long election season by joining an election night results party. This will be a non-partisan gathering to mark an historic moment and to facilitate conversation about the campaign season and what comes next as the results roll in. We ask that you please respect the space and each other regardless of the election results. Snacks will be provided. The event is sponsored by the Office of Service, Spirituality and Social Responsibility, the Student Government Association, the House of REPS, the Roosevelt Institute, the Model UN, Wheaton Conservatives, and Wheaton Dems.
Balfour-Hood Campus Center, Tuesday, Nov. 8, from 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.