Keene State and City of Keene Provide Voting Information and Registration
The American Democracy Project (ADP) at Keene State College and KSCVotes are providing a variety of ways for the college community, with a focus on students, to get involved in the democratic process this fall. The efforts support the college’s commitment to preparing students for active civic engagement.
Voter Information Fairs, and Registration and Absentee Ballot Events
ADP at Keene State and KSCVotes is offering Voter Information Fairs on Keene State’s campus. The fairs coincide with events to support faculty, staff and students in obtaining and mailing absentee ballots, as well as voter registration. These Voter Registration and Absentee Ballot Assemblies are sponsored by the Keene City Clerk’s Office and are in collaboration with ADP. Volunteers from across the college are participating all of these events.
Voter Information Fairs are held on October 1, 7, and 8 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the Student Center Lawn, rain or shine. Organizations from outside the college will provide information with tables in the fair. Organizations that are interested in participating should contact Mark Gempler at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Election Day Transportation and Debate Watch Parties
In addition to the Voter Information Fairs, and Voter Registration and Absentee Ballot Assemblies, Keene State will run reduced-capacity buses or vans to the polls on November 3. Students will need to wear the current weekly COVID-19 testing wristband in order to ride. Other activities to encourage students to engage in the election process include Presidential debate watch parties.
More about the American Democracy Project
The American Democracy Project is a multi-campus initiative focused on higher education’s role in preparing the next generation of informed, engaged citizens for our democracy. The project began in 2003 as an initiative of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU). The goal of the American Democracy Project is to produce graduates who are committed to being active, involved citizens in their communities. The 250 participating colleges and universities, as members of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities, have been described as “Stewards of Place.” As today’s undergraduates complete their studies and return to their communities, universities are preparing the next generation of citizens.