How Illinois athletes worked to boost voter registration on campus: 'There's definitely a heightened sense of urgency. Everyone is really out here fighting to be heard.'

Illinois golfer Ali Morallos turned 18 shortly before moving from California to Champaign for college, not long before the 2016 election.“I didn’t know where to go to register for mail-in and out-of-state (voting),” she said.Like many young people and college students, Morallos did not vote.This time around — now a senior — she’s registered. She’s also working to help ensure other Illinois athletes are too as a leader with the Big Ten’s Voter Registration Initiative.“I could have really used this when I was a freshman,” Morallos said. “As athletes, we have an opportunity to have an incredible …

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