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January 9, 2011, was a day for the history books of Sudan. In Sudan, and points around the globe, voting for the Referendum on Independence opened.
In recent weeks, two of HELPSudan's founders, Jok Kuol Wel and Duot Aguer, have served as polling center staff in Chicago to help accommodate voting for Sudanese living in the US Midwest. And today, as voting opened, Luol Deng, who plays for the Chicago Bulls, cast his vote with Jok Kuol Wel receiving the ballot.