It's National Voter Registration Day

Written by Marion Jamet & Posted on September 25, 2018

It’s National Voter Registration Day. Don’t let this holiday wash over you, left in the forgotten recesses of your mind, between National Donut Day and National Pedestrian Day. No matter what you believe in, what you’re passionate about, or who you’re rooting for, we all come together on National Voter Registration Day to celebrate our ability to have say.

Red and blue button with text GVSU Votes
Michigan Secretary of State Mobile with students registering to vote
Student with sign and text GVSU Votes

Join us by the Clock Tower today, September 25, to celebrate National Voter Registration Day! We will be registering students to vote, and the Michigan Secretary of State Mobile Unit will be verifying identities for absentee ballots. Remember, if this is your first time voting and you would like to vote absentee, you must verify your identity at a Secretary of State before requesting that absentee ballot. Registering to vote, and being a part of history, takes only a couple minutes.  Just stop by and we’ll make the rest easy for you.

If that’s not incentive enough,  we’ll also have a DJ, free food, a photo booth, and a special guest appearance from Louie the Laker! Make Louie proud and make your voice heard!

As college students, we’re the future of our country and world--so every vote counts. Whether you are voting for local public officials or on a ballot proposal, your vote matters! Be sure you register to vote!

Check out these upcoming events, created to help you become well-rounded and educated voters:

Democracy 101: Proposal 1 Should Marijuana be Legal in Michigan

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Mary Idema Pew Library

Learn about Proposal 1 and discuss the pros and cons of medical marijuana legalization with representatives from MI Legalize and Healthy & Productive Michigan.

Who Represents You at GVSU? A Student Senate Panel

Thursday, September 27, 2018 from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Mary Idema Pew Library

Voting matters at every level. Make sure you get to know the students that represent you at GVSU. Join Student Senators to learn more about the role, purpose, and potential of the university government. Get involved and make your voice heard on campus!

Voting sign labeled "I vote because my vote matters"
Michigan Secretary of State Mobile with students registering to vote

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