Voter registration event planned

Staff report

The Columbus State Community CollAssistant Professor of Humanities Benjamin Pugno says, “Colleges usually recognize National Constitution Day or Voter Registration Day with information about the civic engagement. The Delaware Campus, however, wanted to expand that concept last year with more of an event that is ‘hands-on’ with the students.”

National Voter Registration Day (NVRD) is a nationwide, nonpartisan effort to register thousands of voters. Representatives of the League will be in the lobby of Moeller Hall at Columbus State Community College, 5100 Cornerstone Drive, Delaware from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to assist voters who want to register or update their registration if they have moved or changed names. Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016 is the deadline to register or update your registration in Ohio.

The local National Voter Registration Day will again have information about the voting process, voting precincts, poll location volunteering, current issues, voting history, and political service-learning. Not only will students get the opportunity to register to vote with the assistance of the League of Women Voters, but they will get the information that they need to become politically informed and engaged citizens in their community, a news release states.

The event also has free giveaways like pocket constitutions and voter buttons, a photo booth where students can express their views on social media, and design their own patriotic cookies.

“This election is important, and every eligible American deserves the chance to weigh in,” said Hallie Serazin, Chair of Voter Services. “Voter registration is the key to helping shape the future of our country. We want to make sure everybody who wants the opportunity to vote on Election Day has their registration up to date by Oct. 11.”

Now in its fifth year, National Voter Registration Day has been a game-changing annual nonpartisan campaign to register hundreds of thousands of voters in communities and online.

Staff report