By Casandra Ulbrich, Ph.D. – Vice President, College Advancement and Community Relations
On Tuesday, Nov. 6, Michigan voters will head to the polls to choose among national, state and local candidates and vote on state and local ballot initiatives. Will you be one of them?
Voting is an important activity in which you can directly participate in and impact the outcome of your community. But first, you must register to vote.
National Voter Registration Day, a national holiday celebrating civic engagement and democracy, will be observed this year on Tuesday, Sept. 25 and serves as a reminder of the importance of voting in America.
Here at Macomb, we have made it easier for students to register to vote and receive important reminders about upcoming elections by partnering with TurboVote. This free service is available to all Macomb students and can be used to register to vote BEFORE the upcoming deadline of Oct. 9.
Beyond voting, there are other ways for you to engage in civic participation, such as becoming a poll worker, volunteering for a campaign or issue, or even running for office. You can learn more about voting and participation at www.michigan.gov/vote.
The college also offers opportunities for engagement. Next month, Macomb’s Lorenzo Cultural Center will host a free event with Tim Skubick, a Lansing-based correspondent, to discuss the upcoming November election. For more information, click here.
Finally, be sure to share your voting experience with fellow students at #macombvotes.