Ballot Box

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:
Monday, October 4

Deadline for return of absentee ballots:
Friday, October 29

Election Day:
Tuesday, November 2

September 1, 2004

Ballot Box
College helps students register to vote.
Perched atop Comenius, he surveys campus.
Three Down
Of three Olympic hopefuls from the College, two were just shy of qualifying for Athens and the third had a middling day with the javelin.
Five damp Moravians run a relay for the Red Cross.

First faculty get-together.

Errare humanum est
Two corrections to July issue.
All-campus announcements.
Faculty/staff/student achievements.

Anniversary Waltz
A bumper crop of longevity, topped by Bettie Smolansky with 40 years at Moravian.