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The Lookout | January 22, 2018

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Students register to vote on campus

Students register to vote on campus

Chelsea Allen
Staff Writer

“Have you registered to vote yet?” happens to be the question sweeping across LCC’s main campus lately.

Voter registration officials, as well as Lansing City Clerk Chris Swope, were outside of the Gannon Building on Sept. 23 asking students if they had registered to vote for this year’s upcoming election.

“We just want to provide people the opportunity to express their American rights to vote,” Swope said.

A total of 150 students, faculty and community members signed up that day to vote.

LCC student, Nadia Thabatah, expressed how easy and quick it was to register.

“It’s pretty nice that LCC provides students the opportunity to register to vote right on campus,” Thabatah said.  “I probably wouldn’t have even registered otherwise.”

There is still time to register for all who missed the convenient campus registration.

According to www.lansingmi.gov/RegistertoVote, the voter registration deadline is Oct. 6.

Those who will be 18 before Nov. 4 also need to register before this deadline.

Absentee ballot applications are available at www.lansingmi.gov/Elections for those who are unable to attend the polls.

“It is important for people to get registered, but it is also really helpful for them to do at least a little bit of research on what is going to be on the ballot,” Swope said.

Voters can research the proposals and candidates to be seen on ballots by visiting the League of Women Voters’ website at www.Vote411.org.

Registered voters should plan on bringing some background knowledge of the proposed ballots and a picture ID in order to vote in this year’s election.

For more information, contact Swope’s office by calling 517-483-4131 or emailing city.clerk@lansingmi.gov.

 

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