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"Rock the Vote" encourages community to vote

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LAWTON, OK (KSWO) -A non-profit organization rallied to get voters to the polls on Saturday.

Cameron University held a voter registration drive called "Rock the Vote" event to increase the voter turnout in the Lawton Fort Sill Area. 
The organization had free food and music, but Barbara Clarke, the host of Rock the Vote, says she's hopes to encourage people to register and place their vote. Clarke says they're especially pushing the younger generation.

"It's important for younger people to be educated about voting," said Clarke. "Because they are the new group that are growing up and they should be educated about the politics in this country and also what effects them in their life economically, politically and everyday life and educationally."

Rock the Vote will also hold a voter transportation drive on November 8th to transport people to and from the polls. And just a reminder, you have less than week left to register to vote in the November election. The deadline for Oklahoma is October 14th and for Texas, it's the 11th.

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