CNN’s Election Express Yourself, the network’s customized Airstream trailer designed to give Americans across the nation an interactive political experience, will be entertaining VP Debate crowds from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 2 from a location along the courtyard outside the new Danforth University Center at Washington University in St. Louis.
Nicknamed “the Duc,” WUSTL’s new student center is located near the intersection of Forsyth Boulevard and Wallace Drive on the University’s Danforth Campus. On Oct. 2, access to campus, including the CNN trailer location, will be strictly limited to faculty, staff and students with university identification and others carrying official credentials and passes permitting them to be on campus for the 8 p.m. vice presidential debate.
Election Express Yourself includes two touch-screen polling stations that allow visitors to answer politically oriented questions. Additionally, CNN provides EEY visitors with access to state-of-the-art iReport video kiosks, self-operated stations that allow users to record up to 60 seconds of video as they respond to a series of topical questions about the upcoming election. The content is automatically uploaded to iReport.com, CNN’s user-generated community Web site. Contributors to iReport.com also may gain recognition by having the material they submit to the site — once vetted and approved for use — appear on a CNN network or CNN.com.
As it rolls across the country, Election Express Yourself offers wide-ranging information on current political issues and allows citizens to express their own political views through “shout out” video portraits, on-line interaction and numerous on-site activities, including political trivia and the chance to design personalized election memorabilia. The tour will continue to visit cities and events leading all the way up to the presidential election.
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