BU Civic Engagement Center To Hold Voter Registration Drive On Campus

The Bloomsburg University Civic Engagement Center has partnered up with other BU academic departments to create the largest Bloomsburg University voter registration drive to date.

The main goals of the drive are to raise student awareness and participation in the upcoming election. To achieve these goals, there will be various dates and locations for tables where any eligible person can register to vote. The following is a list of the upcoming voter registration tables:

September 25th – in the atrium of Warren Student Services (outside Roongos) from 11:00 – 5:00

And inside Scranton Commons from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm

September 25th and 26th — in the lobby of Bakeless Center, during most of the day

September 25th – in the lobby of Monty’s from 4:00 to 6:30 pm

*Campus Visit* Lt. Governor candidate of John Fetterman will be out on the quad at 1pm to lay out his vision for the commonwealth

September 27th – in front of Student Services from 11:30 to 1:30

*Campus Visit*  State Representative Brian Sims will be out at the quad to discuss the importance of registration and voting

October 3rd – in the atrium of Warren Student Services (outside Roongos) From 11:00 – 5:00 

And inside Scranton Commons from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm

October 3rd – in the lobby of Monty’s from 4:00 to 6:30 pm

In addition to physically signing up at a table, online registration is available. For PA residents click here, and for out-of-state students click here.

Although election day is not until November 6th, the following are some upcoming dates that students should be aware of:

October 9th (Tues.) – Last day to register to vote in PA 

October 17th – (Wed.) First day to apply for an absentee ballot in PA

October 30th – (Tues.) Last day to apply for an absentee ballot in PA (application in the Courthouse Annex by 4:00 pm)*

November 2nd – (Fri.) Last day to for courthouse to deliver an absentee ballot in PA (application in the Courthouse Annex by 4:00 pm – if hand-carried it must be done by the person who is voting)*

November 6th(Tues.) Election Day

“One of the reasons that voter turnout among college students is lower than other groups is because of good intentions to vote at home that cannot be fulfilled,” explained Civic Engagement Coordinator Tim Pelton in a press release.

If you fit this description, you do not have to go without voting in this election. Absentee voting is available for students who are already registered to vote at home and cannot make it back to physically vote. As an Absentee, you will have the ability to mail in your vote. To register for absentee voting, PA residents can click here, and out-of-state voters can click here.

For more information contact Tim Pelton at 570-389-5437 or tpelton@bloomu.edu

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