McKendree University Participates in National Voter Registration Day, Sept. 20

McKendree University’s ALL IN Civic Engagement Committee (LEBANON, Ill., September 20, 2022) – In observance of Constitution Day and National Voter Registration Day, McKendree University’s ALL IN Civic Engagement Committee held a voter registration drive on Tuesday, Sept. 20 at Holman Library.

“Students can register for the first time or change their registration to vote here on campus if they would like. We can help them get registered either way,” said Dr. Ann Collins, professor of political science, who leads the ALL IN Engagement Committee on campus. “We can also help them with the specifics on how to register back home if they prefer to do that.”

Students who are registered to vote and reside either on campus or in Lebanon will be able to cast their ballots at the Melvin Price Convocation Center (MPCC), the University’s polling place.

Dr. Collins said the University plans to have more voter registration opportunities over the next few weeks before the midterm elections on Tuesday, Nov. 8.

The website provides a listing of National Voter Registration Day events across the country, in communities and held virtually. Founded in 2012, National Voter Registration Day is designed to create an annual moment when the entire nation focuses on registering Americans to exercise their most basic right – the right to vote. Nearly 4.7 million Americans have registered to vote on the holiday since the inaugural National Voter Registration Day in 2012.