Voter registration offered at LCC
By Idman Gabayre
Lansing Community College students will soon have the opportunity to register to vote for the Nov. 8 general election. There will be information available to obtain knowledge about absentee voting as well.
Lansing City Clerk Chris Swope and the college are holding a registration drive Sept. 13 through 15 on the college’s downtown, east and west campuses. Officials will provide students with on-site registration forms.
“We know that a lot of 18- to 21-year-olds are not registered to vote,” Swope said. “We know just in the city of Lansing, based on voter registration centers, there are 2,000 people in that age range that are not registered to vote.
“So we want to go to places where younger people are and try to get them registered to vote, so that they can participate in the November election that is coming up.”
Swope said it is important for young people to be involved.
“I hope that we get people interested in voting when they are young, and they keep voting for the rest of their lives,” he said. “It’s really important, I think, for people to get involved in the direction of our country.”
The voter registration drive dates and times at LCC are as follows:
Main campus: Washington Mall outside of the Arts & Sciences building, Tuesday, Sept. 13 through Thursday, Sept. 15, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
East campus: Tuesday, Sept. 13, 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.; Wednesday, Sept. 14, 12:30 to 6:30 p.m.; and Thursday, Sept. 15 12:30 to 6:30 p.m.
West campus: Tuesday, Sept. 13 and Wednesday, Sept. 14, 4 to 6 p.m.
This event is for any U.S. citizen who turns 18 by Nov. 8 or needs to update his or her voter registration address.
For questions, or to confirm voter registration, consult the following resources: web – Lansingmi.gov/ clerk; email – City.Clerk@lansingmi.gov; or phone – (517) 483-4133.