All students will receive voter
registration forms in their mailboxes this week, thanks
to the combined forethought of the Office of Student Affairs
under Bev Kochard ’73 and the director of student
activities and the HUB, Ann Claussen ’74. They’re
addressing the national concern with getting young people
to the polls.
Please encourage students to
register and vote. They may as easily (and legally) vote
from their campus address as their home address.
The League of Women Voters will
provide assistance with registration in the kiosk in the
HUB, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Thursday, September 16. (An additional
date may be scheduled.) They are there to answer the questions
of first-time voters and to review their paperwork to make
sure all registration requirements have been met. Without
a correct registration on file, voters can and will be
turned away at the polls.
Other assistance for students to learn more about the election:
• Election specials and
debates will be broadcast in the HUB.
• The New York Times will be available
every day in the HUB, and Ann is looking to secure the
Washington Post as well.
• IMPACT will host a lecture, “The
Seven Habits of Highly Effective Voters,” September
30 in Prosser Auditorium. Ext. 1491.
Also, please inform students:
• They will need to present two pieces
of identification, preferably pictorial (driver’s
license, passport) to register. To prove their local or
campus residence, whichever they choose, they should bring
a piece of ID with the address on it or an envelope with
their name and address typed or printed on it.
• Absentee ballots are always available.
These must be returned to the Board of Elections by 5:00
p.m. October 29.
• All voters are required to bring identification
to the polls. They may be turned away if they cannot present
proof of identity and residency.
N.B. Pennsylvania is a critical swing state.
All of us should make sure our vote counts.
Deadline for voter registration:
Deadline for return of absentee ballots:
Friday, October 29
Tuesday, November 2