U of M Enforces Absent Policy
Students at the University of Minnesota who were hoping to get away from class to place a vote for their candidates of choice on Nov. 6 will have to plan ahead, the Associated Press reports.
According to the U's policy, missing a class to go and vote does not classify as a circumstance warranting an excusable absence. Instead, students who skip class will receive an inexcused absence and forfeit the right to make up the things they missed due on that day.
The U encourages students to vote, however, and has reassured students that polls will be open for 13 hours on election day, giving students plenty of time to make their way to vote without missing class.