Grand Valley to offer students transportation to the polls

A photo of a student holding up a "I Voted" sticker.
"Voter vans" will run every 20 minutes from 8:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. on November 6.
Image Credit: Valerie Wojciechowski

Grand Valley State University will provide students with transportation to local polling locations on Election Day. 

"Voter vans" will run every 20 minutes from 8:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. on November 6. The pick-up and drop-off location is the bus stop in front of Kirkhof Center and parking lot D-1 on the Allendale Campus. 

Students will be taken to the Allendale Charter Township voting precinct at Life Stream Church, located at 6561 Lake Michigan Dr., and to the Georgetown Township voting precinct at Wellspring Church, located at 4466 Bauer Rd. 

Since August, more than 800 students have become registered voters thanks to on-campus efforts to educate and encourage students about registration and voting.

Those efforts have earned Grand Valley recognition. For the second year, the university maintained its designation as a Voter Friendly Campus by Campus Vote Project, a national initiative that helps universities empower students with information they need to vote. Grand Valley again holds the record for the university with the highest number of voter registration applications submitted in one day to the Secretary of State's Mobile Unit. The unit was on campus on National Voter Registration Day September 25.

Transportation is organized by Grand Valley's Community Service Learning Center.

For more information about voting efforts, visit gvsu.edu/service/vote