Early Voting for the 2012 election began Saturday, Oct. 27 and goes until Saturday, Nov. 3. Students who have registered using their Stetson University mailing address can vote early at the Supervisor of Elections Office in Downtown DeLand (the historic courthouse at 125 W. New York Ave., next to Tony’s Pizza and Athens Theatre). The Elections Office is open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day of Early Voting. To receive a ballot, all voters must bring photo identification that includes a signature.
Because our University strongly values civic engagement and global citizenship, we urge all students to make their voices heard by voting in this election. Remember that the Presidency is only one of many races on the ballot, including (for students registered in DeLand):
- U.S. Senator
- U.S. Representative in Congress
- State Senator
- State Representative
- Clerk of the Circuit Court
- Justice of the Supreme Court
- County Council
- Hospital Authority
- State Constitutional Amendments (11 total)
- Local School Board Referendum (1 total)
March To The Polls! The Center for Community Engagement will be leading groups of students to the Elections Office to vote this week. Groups will be leaving from the CUB circle the following times:
- Monday Oct. 29 at noon and 5 p.m.
- Wednesday Oct. 31 at noon
- Friday Nov. 2 at noon and 5 p.m.
“Your Voice, Your Vote” Student Form: What issues matter most to you in this election? Which candidates most closely represent your positions and values? Come to the Stetson Room on Monday Oct. 29 from 7-9 p.m. to share your thoughts through civil discussion in this open-mic forum for students. Plus, get Cultural Credit!
Need more info? Students seeking additional information about the candidates, amendments and referendum can refer to several non-partisan resources to make informed decisions:
- Project Vote Smart: www.votesmart.org
- West Volusia Beacon’s “Election Guide”: www.beacononlinenews.com
- League of Women Voters: www.lwv.org
- I Side With: www.isidewith.com
- Politifact: www.politifact.com
Problems? Students who have questions or problems with voting can contact the following resources: