Are you a U.S. Citizen? Are you registered to vote? September 26, 2017 is National Voter Registration Day. Although the deadline for voter registration isn’t until October 13, 2017, it’s important to register as soon as you can! How do you register to vote on November 7, 2017? There are several ways:
Wake Tech is committed to making sure that our students are civically minded and aware. We strive to ensure that students are afforded every opportunity to become involved in local, regional, statewide and national elections through their registration to vote. We have provided several opportunities for voter registration in the past on all of our campuses. These opportunities include but are not limited to the following events in 2017-18.
Voter Registration Tables at:
- Welcome Back Block Parties in mid-August. This event is sponsored by the Student Government Association.
- Facts and Snacks in mid-September. Sponsored by the SGA and Student Activities
- Fall Festival in mid-October. Sponsored by the SGA and Student Activities
- Winterfest in early December. Sponsored by the Student Activities Office
Our Orientation Sessions also utilize the opportunity to educate our students about the importance of registering to vote. There are handouts in our packets given to students, a PowerPoint presentation is also made that gives the Wake Tech website for TurboVote, and a follow up email is sent to all students who have completed Orientation with the link to Wake Tech’s TurboVote site.
We also have allowed civic groups from the community to come to campus and conduct voter registration drives for our students. The proper documentation must be filed with our Campus Police Department prior to their arrival, but Wake Tech certainly welcomes non-partisan groups to assist with registering our students to vote.
For more information on the voter registration compliance of the college, please call Mark T. Gibson, Dean of Student Development at 919-866-5404 or email at [email protected].