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Election Day activities on campus include Walk to Vote, remarks from Mantella

In a final push to encourage the campus community to vote, Grand Valley will host activities and remarks from university and area leaders on Election Day.

President Philomena V. Mantella will give remarks Tuesday, November 3 at noon at the Cook Carillon Tower on the Allendale Campus. She will be joined by representatives from Ottawa County and Allendale Township.

Remarks will conclude with a “Walk to Vote” to the satellite Allendale Township Clerk’s office, which has been in GVSU’s Kirkhof Center since mid-October. The walk will be led by the marching band.  

The “one stop shop” allows students who live in on-campus or off-campus housing in Allendale to register to vote, submit an absentee ballot and vote in person. On Election Day, the satellite clerk’s office will operate from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Other campus activities include golf cart rides to vote in Kirkhof Center, a “Why I Vote” photobooth at the clock tower and more. 

The satellite clerk’s office comes out of a partnership among the Office of Student Life Community Service Learning Center, GVSU Student Senate and Allendale Township and is part of a broader effort to increase student voting.

The university is also participating in the "ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge’s Presidential Commitment to Full Student Voter Participation,” of which GVSU is a signatory. 

For campuswide election resources, visit gvsu.edu/election2020.


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