As beneficiaries of the first amendment to the United States Constitution, we have the right to cast our votes. As overwhelmed college students, many of us don’t take time to figure out when or where to do so.
Luckily for busy students, the Center for Public Humanities is helping with voter registration. This comes just in time to participate in the Pennsylvania Midterm elections that are on Tuesday, Nov. 6.
Spread over four days, the Get Out The Vote campaign aims to increase voter turnout among the younger generation. The Center for Humanities has set up tables around campus for students who are interested in registering or seeking additional information.
iPads at the booths allow for a quick and simplified registration process. Applications for absentee ballots and stamped envelopes are also provided for students who are voting in another district.
“We’re making it so that people can’t have any excuses not to participate,” said Jean Corey, the Director of the Center for Humanities.
Since the Supreme Court case that declared the electoral map unconstitutional, new districts have been redrawn for this year’s midterm election. Politics professor Jason Renn is one of the creators that remapped the once inequitable lines of Pennsylvania. His work encouraged the Center for Public Humanities to initiate their website and the Get Out The Vote campaign on campus.
“So many people have fought so hard to make the vote available to everybody that it makes me sad to think that people would take this privilege for granted,” said Corey.
The last day to register to vote is Tuesday, Oct. 9. The Center for Public Humanities will be stationed in Eisenhower from 10:15 – 11 a.m. and outside Lottie from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Tuesday.
For more information, make sure to visit the Center for Humanities Facebook page or stop by a booth this coming week! Don’t miss out on making history.