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Volunteers helping get voters to the polls


Eau Claire (WQOW) - Even though we've set our clocks back, work on the campaign trail is moving forward. Many hours of work are put in by volunteers to help get voters to the polls. We caught up with some of the people who are helping both democrats and republicans get out the vote.

"Just that one person getting out there can make a difference," said volunteer Ann Dohm.

Volunteers are working harder than ever to make sure people head to the voting booths on Tuesday.

"I'm putting in more time now, I took off of work, I just think it's so important that we get people to the polls to vote. And it's chaotic, it's crazy. We have people coming and going all the time. Just come down, and they'll put you to work," Dohm said.

For democrats, Sunday saw volunteers greeted by special guests to Eau Claire. Cast members from the shows "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" and "Happy Endings" were on hand to show their support.

"Wisconsin is a really important state, and specifically Eau Claire with all the young people here. You want to make sure that they're out and voting, and that's the most important thing. Especially for the President to be re-elected, I feel like youth is important," said Adam Pally of ABC's show "Happy Endings"

At the Republican Victory Center in Altoona, UW-Eau Claire student volunteers were busy making phone calls to potential voters.

"There's so many individuals in our state, we want to make sure that we make contact with each and every one of them. Every phone call, every door knock, it just makes that much of a difference. So we want to make sure we can get out and reach as many voters as possible," volunteer Beth Sorensen said.

While they won't get paid for their work, students realize the experience has its own value.

"It's a very productive way to be spending my time. I could be out there going to basketball games, doing other things. However, this is a very beneficial way to be spending my time," said Sorenson.

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