UNCW Votes Week Encourages Student Participation in the November Election

Friday, September 23, 2016

The Office of Student Leadership and Engagement will sponsor UNCW Votes Week Sept. 26-30, 2016, to encourage students to register and exercise their right to vote in the upcoming election. The Student Government Association and student volunteers also helped organize the event.

Events during UNCW Votes Week include a Red, White and Blue Dinner beginning at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 26, followed by presidential debate-watching parties at 8:30 p.m. in the Upperman African American Cultural Center (Fisher University Union Room 2021) and McNeill Hall Room 1051.
Students may learn more about voting laws during a presentation on Sept. 27, which is National Voter Registration Day, in Morton Hall 100 at 6 p.m. A leadership workshop on citizenship will be held on Sept. 28 in the Wrightsville Beach Room, Fisher Student Center Room 2017 at 4 p.m. Throughout the week, OSLE will provide students with blank registration forms and information about the registration process. Completed forms will be submitted to the New Hanover County Board of Elections.
The deadline to register to vote in the Nov. 8 general election is Oct. 14, 2016. In addition to the closely watched presidential race, North Carolina voters will cast ballots for state and local government offices.
Information about registration and voting, as well as a detailed schedule of the week’s events, is available on the UNCW Votes Week website. Follow UNCW Votes 2016 on Facebook or @uncwvotes on Instagram.

-- Tricia Vance