Register to Vote and Help Your Residential Community Win $1,500 in Cash

It’s that time of year again-election season. It’s been a busy few months for candidates of all parties, working hard to try and convince America why you, a citizen of our great nation, should vote for them. Whether you consider yourself a Democrat, Republican or Independent, it is very important for America's youth to vote for who they believe is the best choice for our country.

But wait--you’re not a registered voter, you say? The deadline to register is October 12th!?!?

Fear not, Binghamton University students. Registering to vote is easy and you can do it RIGHT NOW. 
Simply follow this link, print out a voter registration form, fill it out completely (using your BU Box# if you live on campus), and mail your completed form to:

Broome County Board of Elections
P.O. Box 1766, Binghamton, NY, 13902

If contributing to the growth of our nation isn't incentive enough, how about $1,500 in CASH for your residential community (including OCC)? The community with the highest percentage of its residents registered to vote in Broome County wins! Simply follow the above instructions to register OR register to vote in-person at an on campus event. 

There are a number of opportunities for you to register to vote on campus (and learn how to register others). One such opportunity is today, Monday October 8th, from 6-8pm, where students can register at any of the voter registration tables in Mountainview, CIW, Newing and Dickinson dining halls. In addition, consider attending one of the following events this week:

"Youth, Political Engagement and the 2012 Election"
When/Where:Wednesday, October 10th, in FA 121 (time TBD)
Alexander Heffner, student engagement activist and founder of several organizations including an on-line national student newspaper to cover elections and the Obama administration, will be giving a talk entitled, "Youth, Political Engagement and the 2012 Election."  He has appeared on CNN and elsewhere many times and written op-eds for a many publications. Hear his thoughts on youth political engagement on October 10th in FA 121 (time is TBD). This event is sponsored by the Department of Political Science. 
NYPIRG/Water Defense Fund GIM
When/Where: Wednesday, October 10th at 7:30pm in UU Mandela
Interested in learning how to register voters? Heard of NYPIRG, but want to learn more? Attend this general interest meeting before the Thousands of One Concert to get trained on voter registration and receive information about New York Public Interest Group.
NYPIRG/Water Defense Fund Concert featuringThousands of One
When/Where: Wednesday, October 10th at 9pm in UU Mandela
More information to come...$7 entry fee (anyone who attends GIM at 7:30 gets in for FREE)

Political Roundtable
When/Where: Wednesday, October 10th at 7pm in C4 multipurpose room
Several Professors and students leaders will be leading discussions at different tables about the upcoming election. Every table will have a leader with a different expertise to broaden peoples perspective when it comes to politics. There is also a campus wide competition going on which enables the community with greatest percentage of registered voters to win a cash prize for their community government. Therefore, voter registration will be going on at this event. Deadline to register to vote is October 12th, so come out, register, and get informed!

Keep checking the CCE's Election 2012 Events Page for further updates!

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