Campus Vote Project holding online townhall September 26
At 3 PM EST on Wednesday, September 26, Campus Vote Project, an initiative of the Fair Elections Legal Network, will be hosting a online town hall for college students and campus administrators to discuss student voting in the upcoming election. Click here to register to participate.
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The group is inviting people across the country to join them via Google Hangout to discuss what students and campuses are doing, and can still do, to make sure that young people get to the polls on Election Day. The town hall will include brief remarks from a number of panelists involved with administering elections to getting students registered on campus. Among the panelists include Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie, student organizers from Ohio State University, and others.
The town hall, as its name would suggest, will also include ample time for participants to ask questions, give examples of activities they’ve done, and suggest ideas for campuses to engage their students in the election.
Students are not always aware of the voting rules in their new community, how to register to vote, where they can vote, don’t have the transportation they need to get to the polls, or have an acceptable ID. As Election Day nears, it is important to address the obstacles that students face and how election officials, college administrators and students can work together to overcome barriers that students face getting to the polls.
Part of the battle is educating students on what they need to know to vote this November. That is why the Campus Vote Project has even developed an online quiz for students to test their knowledge of voting rules in their state.
Campus Vote Project has also created several state-specific student voting guides to give students the information they need to register and vote.
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