Manhattan College students have always been passionate about helping others and promoting change. The best way to initiate change is to practice your right to vote. We are writing to urge you to register and vote in upcoming local, state, and federal elections and to provide you with some information on voting procedures and options. Voting does make a difference and results in the election of officials who will develop policies that will shape our nation and way of life for many years to come.
Did you know that:
Two-thirds of college students who did not vote in 2010 did so due to having a lack of information about registration, absentee ballots, and the process in general;
Only 17% of 18-24 year olds in the United States cast a ballot in the 2014 elections.
You can register to vote in either your home state or where you attend college, but you cannot be registered in both locations.
You have the right to vote in the state of your choosing, as long as you have a temporary or permanent residence there.
If you decide to register in your home state, you need to plan sign up for an absentee ballot.
Registering to vote is easy! Go to the following links for information of registration, absentee ballots, and finding out who is running in your city, town, state:
In addition, the Government and Politics Club will be tabling on Tuesday, September 25thon the Founder’s Bridge (2:00 – 4:30pm) and the Office of Campus Ministry and Social Action will be tabling on Wednesday, September 26th in Kelly Commons-1st Floor (11:00am – 1:00pm). You will be able to talk to your classmates about the voter registration process and pick up brochures, FAQs, voter registration forms and other voter education materials. Voter registration forms will also be available for the next month in both Cornerstone (Miguel) and the Social Action Suite (Kelly).
We, at Manhattan College, understand and appreciate that participating in the democratic process is a privilege, a responsibility, and a way to demonstrate our commitment to social justice.