Thursday, Sept. 17 is Constitution Day, a day for our university to reflect on the principles of our Constitution and democracy. To commemorate Constitution Day, students can register to vote, observe a Naturalization Ceremony, and learn about the candidates and issues in the upcoming 2016 election cycle.
Register to Vote:
Students can use TurboVote to register to vote, change their party affiliation or address, sign up to vote-by-mail for the 2016 elections, and get text/email reminders about future elections so they never miss an election.
There are two ways to sign-up with TurboVote:
- Visit www.stetson.turbovote.org, which only takes three minutes from your phone or computer.
- Visit the Center for Community Engagement’s table at the CUB on Thursday during lunch where you can sign-up using the CCE’s iPads.
Stetson University is proud to work with TurboVote to offer this free service to all students. TurboVote is a program of Democracy Works, a nonpartisan, 501(c)(3) nonprofit that seeks “to bring the awesomeness of the Internet to the process of democracy” by “making voting easy for you, your friends, and your networks.”
Stetson University will be hosting a “Naturalization Ceremony” for new U.S. citizens at Lee Chapel from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 21. The entire campus community is invited to attend this profound ceremony in order to further reflect on what it means to be a citizen in our democracy. More information about this ceremony will be shared in the coming days.
With the upcoming Presidential elections heating up, it is important for students to learn about the candidates and issues being discussed across our country (including both local and national issues/candidates), as well as to get involved as volunteers and interns in civic and political engagement organizations. #StetsonVotes is an initiative to increase student voter registration, education, engagement, and turnout in elections. Visit www.stetson.edu/vote to learn more and get involved today!