Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Register to Vote at the Library

Update 9/26/08: On Wednesday and Thursday, over 200 students registered to vote for the first time or updated their registrations. Way to go MTSU! Now make sure you actually get out to vote! Participate in early voting, October 15-30, to avoid long lines. See locations in Rutherford County or contact your county election commission. If you miss early voting, vote on Election Day, November 4, at your assigned precinct.

On Wednesday, September 24 and Thursday, September 25, the James E. Walker Library at MTSU will host a voter registration drive from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Weather permitting, the table will be located under the portico directly outside the library main entrance. If the weather does not cooperate, the table will be located inside the library on the 1st floor.

Table volunteers will assist students in filling out Tennessee voter registration forms and will mail the forms to the registrants' county election commission. Students who currently live in Rutherford County but have a permanent residence in another county or state may choose to register to vote in Rutherford County for the upcoming election. According to the MTSU office for the American Democracy Project, students who are already registered in another county may change their registration to Rutherford County without negatively impacting their parents' ability to claim them for tax purposes or their financial aid options (see the AMD voter FAQs). So if you are not planning to go home from October 15-30 for early voting, or on election Day, November 4, please consider re-registering in Rutherford County.

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