No Bull! These Students, Community Members Voted on Democracy Day

With a mix of music, art and a little cheer to pump up the energy, the student-organized Democracy Day pulled in large numbers of voters Friday, many of them Duke students.

By the end of the day, 848 people walked out of Karsh Alumni and Visitor Center wearing a “No Bull, I Voted!” sticker. That was almost twice the previous top voting total at Karsh during the 2022 early voting period. 

Early voting for the Nov. 8 election ends at 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5.

juniors Malika Rawal, left, and Reah Syed leave the Karsh Alumni and Visitors Center with their “No Bull I Voted stickers,” after casting their votes.

Juniors Malika Rawal, left, and Reah Syed leave the Karsh Alumni and Visitors Center with their “No Bull I Voted’ stickers.

 

Duke Democracy Day activities included students coloring voting posters at the Nasher Museum of Art and enjoying food and live music after voting at the Karsh Alumni and Visitors Center. Here, senior Julia Deitelbaum colors a voting poster with classmates

Duke Democracy Day activities included students coloring voting posters at the Nasher Museum of Art and enjoying food and live music after voting at the Karsh Alumni and Visitors Center.

 

senior Julia Deitelbaum hangs a voting poster on the Democracy Wall at the Nasher.

Senior Julia Deitelbaum hangs a voting poster on the Democracy Wall at the Nasher Museum.

 

sophomore AJ Kochuba colors a voting poster with classmates at the Nasher.

Sophomore AJ Kochuba colors a voting poster with classmates at the Nasher.

 

Senior Ila Amiri performs for classmates as part of the Democracy Day festivities in the parking lot across the street from the Karsh Alumni and Visitors Center

Senior Ila Amiri performs for classmates as part of the Democracy Day festivities in the parking lot across the street from the Karsh Alumni and Visitors Center.

Video by Megan Mendenhall. Photos by Jared Lazarus.