Temple University is supporting the National Campus Voter Registration Project titled “Your Vote, Your Voice,” a non-partisan initiative aimed at getting college students registered to vote.
Voter registration forms will be available at various offices around the University.
Temple is setting a Sept. 25 deadline for completion of the forms, as they must be sent to Harrisburg by Oct. 3.
If you are an out-of-state resident, the National Mail Voter Registration Form is available for downloading and printing on the Federal Election Commission web site at www.fec.gov.
The site contains “state specific” instructions on registering to vote.
Prepared by the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, the National Campus Voter Registration Project was developed to address the apathy nationally among younger voters.
In 1998, an all-time low of just 17 percent of college-age voters cast ballots.
Voter turnout for all voters for midterm elections is usually around 35 percent.
Temple is encouraging all members of its community—students, faculty and staff—to participate in the National Campus Voter Registration Project and register to vote.