YOUR OHIO VOTE MATTERS!
In a 2018 tweet Ohio's Secretary of State John Husted tweeted: "When we say ‘one vote matters,’ it’s not just a saying – it has proven true 141 times in #Ohio over the last five years."
Politifact backs up Husted's statement by checking the numbers.
Look for Voter Registration at These Events
- Welcome Fairs
- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration
- Constitution Day
- Empowerment summit for justice-involved community members
Why is Columbus State Trying to Engage Students?
As one of the largest and most diverse community colleges in Ohio, Columbus State plays a pivotal role in the civic life of Central Ohio. We take this responsibility seriously. As a result, we are building on our student democratic engagement practices in a coordinated, organized, and impactful way across our entire institution.
In 2020 Columbus State joined the National Study of Learning, Voting, and Engagement (NSLVE) initiative through the Institute for Democracy and Higher Education at Tufts University to learn more about our students’ voting registration and participation rates. This data helps us measure and improve students' voting engagement.
Important Autumn Dates
- Aug - Nov 3: virtual assistance with voter registration for students
- Aug 31 - Sept 26: Weeks of Welcome (WoW) virtual student voter registration
- Sept 15: Delaware Campus' virtual "Vote Your Voice" noon - 1 p.m.
- Oct 6 - Nov 2: early voting period
- Oct 6 - Nov 3: Ohio Community Colleges Voting Challenge
- Nov 3: In person voting
Virtual Ohio Student Voting Summit
Become a WorkElections Fellow
Campus Vote Project (CVP) is enlisting/training students as paid WorkElections Fellows, who will then recruit their peers as poll workers for the November 2020 general election. CVP will training student recruiters to be effective campus organizers and peer educators about the important role of poll workers in protecting our democracy.
WorkElections Fellows will get a $1,000 stipend for two months of recruitment work, beginning September 8th, 2020. Read more at this Google doc, and apply via this Google doc.
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