Student Democracy Coalition

As always, this website is your one-stop information site for everything voting-related, whether you need help registering, becoming educated on the issues which continue even in off-election years, or making sure you are able to activate your vote and cast your ballot.

 

WCUvotes 

Registration Dates

It’s 2018 MID-TERM TIME!

VOTER REGISTRATION DRIVES:

 (UC LAWN)                                     

September 13, 12:30-3:00                                           

September 20, 12:30-3:00

September 27, 12:30-3:00

October 4, 12:30-3:00

  • You can register to vote for the mid-term primary up until Friday, October 5.
  • Not sure if you are registered in the state of North Carolina or Jackson County? Check HERE
  • If you are NOT registered to vote and you live in Jackson County (including on-campus residence halls) you will be able to register and vote on campus at the same time during the dates of early voting – it is called same day voter registration and it ROCKS! If you live on campus, bring yourself and the last four of your social security number and you can efficiently same-day register. If you live OFF-CAMPUS, you will need to check HERE for more information.
  • More information about how to be best prepared for same-day voter registration: Check HERE
  • If you live on campus your mailing address is your 245 Memorial Drive + suite box number, where you receive your mail. Your residential address will be the physical address of your dorm. These addresses, also known as "911 addresses," can be found HERE.

If you have registered previously, but have since moved or changed dorms, it is important to update your address. If you have changed counties, you will need to completely re-register. If you have moved, but still reside in the same county, you can either re-register to update your address, or you can call the local Board of Elections and they will be able to assist you.

If you live off campus, for your residential address you can put your current address in Jackson County or your parent’s address to register back in your parent’s home county. Your mailing address is wherever you receive your mail. Even if you mark unaffiliated, it is important to choose a political affiliation.

If you are not registered in Jackson County – you cannot vote at WCU’s on-campus polling place.

VOTER EDUCATION: WCU PROGRAMS, SAMPLE BALLOTS, & THE CANDIDATES

WCU Programs

September 12 – Dogs for Democracy Part 1, UC Lawn, 11 am – 2 pm

September 17 – Constitution Day, UC Lawn, 11 am – 2 pm

September 25 – National Voter Registration Day, UC Lawn, 11 am – 2 pm

September 27 – NC Supreme Court Debrief, UC Raleigh Room, 6 pm – 7:30 pm

October 16 – What’s on the Ballot?, UC Raleigh Room, 6 – 7:30 pm

October 25 – Dogs for Democracy Part 2, UC Lawn, 11 am – 2 pm

October 30 – Democracy Day!, UC Lawn, 11 am – 2 pm

November 6 – ELECTION DAY & Results Watch Party, UC Illusions, 6:30 pm - late

Sample Ballots (Jackson County)

The Candidates & Issues

NC Voter Education Resources - check out these resources which may be helpful as you undertake voter/civic education around the midterm elections. All of these sources are technically non-partisan, but probably none are unbiased.

http://www.bpr.org/post/breaking-down-high-stakes-choices-nc-midterm-ballots

Loretta Lynch Former Attorney General of the United States - Bardo Arts Center September 18th 5:00-6:00PM

VOTER ACTION: ON-CAMPUS EARLY VOTING & ABSENTEE

ON-CAMPUS EARLY VOTING POLLING PLACE (UC MULTIPURPOSE ROOM)

  • October 17 (Wednesday) – November 2 (Friday)
  • Monday – Friday, 7:00 am – 7:00 pm
  • November 3rd, (Saturday) 8:00am - 1:00pm

Remember, if you are NOT registered to vote and you live in Jackson County ( including on-campus residence halls ) you will be able to register and vote on campus at the same time during the dates of early voting – it is called same day voter registration and it ROCKS!

NO CAMPAIGN ZONE (in the UC from October 17 - November 3)

* While the ON-CAMPUS POLLING PLACE is open, the UC will be a NO CAMPAIGN ZONE.

NO CAMPAIGN ZONE (in the UC from October 17 - November 3)

As the University Center is home to an early voting site, it is important that all people who enter adhere to this rules and expectations:

  • No campaigning within 25 ft. of the UC;
  • No partisan literature in the UC;
  • No partisan posters or events in the UC;
  • No handing out partisan pamphlets;
  • No partisan events/posters inside the UC;
  • No going table-to-table encouraging people to vote for a particular candidate within the UC.

 

ABSENTEE BALLOT INFORMATION

QUESTIONS?
Email Fiona Buchanan or Lane Perry
Or come by the Center for Service Learning in Belk 273

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