Hundreds of college students rushed across Innes Street in Salisbury Thursday carrying signs and pictures and cheering on their favorite political candidates.
Shantel Isidore is a Livingstone College student. She organized this parade to Rowan County's voting headquarters hoping to rally students.
"It was so much fun. We were singing and it was fun and it's right there we were really close so we had fun I had fun."
Students made the short walk from Livingstone College and took advantage of North Carolina's early voting for next week's primaries.
Livingstone's vice president of student affairs Stan Elliott said he wants students to be part of an election that could end with an African American or female being our country’s president for the first time in history.
"We're making history whether we want to admit it or not we're getting ready to make history and we want our students to be not just in education process but political process as well,” he said.
For many students this is their first time at the polls. That's especially exciting for Catawba student Sarah Blackmore. she said it was nice to see so many students come together in support of the upcoming election.
"I hoped it would be this big but I don't think I really expected it to so I'm very surprised, happily surprised,” she said.
The college students who are voting said this isn't about voting for one specific person it's more about a rally to get everyone to vote.