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Baruch College's National Voter Registration Day Sparks Student Engagement

More than 250 People Register during “Be #VoteReady” Events Hosted by the Undergraduate Student Government

To make sure everyone has the opportunity to vote in upcoming elections, Baruch College joined a nationwide effort to promote National Voter Registration Day on campus.

Baruch’s Undergraduate Student Government (USG) championed the cause by hosting events on September 24 and 26 where 253 people registered to vote for the first time or re-registered due to a specific reason, such as a change of address.

To keep the “Be #VoteReady” enthusiasm and engagement going strong, the USG will continue its registration efforts by hosting a table on a monthly basis and during large, popular events for students.

WATCH VIDEO: Experience the “Be #VoteReady” excitement at Baruch.

USG President Dakshatha Daggala emphasized the importance of supporting National Voter Registration Day and bringing the opportunity directly to students.

“When going to vote, you know that you have a voice, and that you are able to use it,” she said.

Kimberly Kazdal, USG’s Vice President of Legislative Affairs, added: “Seeing so many people registering to vote at these two events was truly empowering, and it was encouraging that many students were eager to be civically engaged.”

A Campus-wide Collaboration

Baruch College National Voter Registration Day

At the USG’s National Voter Registration Day table, volunteers welcomed questions, helped complete forms, and distributed free copies of the U.S. Constitution to all students

Baruch’s National Voter Registration campaign is being supported by the entire campus community with various departments collaborating with the USG, including Enrollment Management; Student Life; and Communications, Marketing and Public Affairs.

Celebrating the Right to Vote

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. More than two million Americans have registered to vote on this day since the inaugural National Voter Registration Day. A broad spectrum of organizations from across the political spectrum support this nationwide event including The National Association of Secretaries of State, the National Association of State Election Directors, the U.S. Election Assistance Commission, and the National Association of Election Officials. 

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(Story published on 10/3/19)

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