Lynn students register to vote on campus
Published Sep. 18, 2012
Forty-five Lynn University students registered to vote on Wednesday, Sept. 12, at an on-campus drive hosted by the League of Women Voters of Palm Beach County. Voter registration is especially important to Lynn students this fall as the university prepares to host the third and final presidential debate on Oct. 22.
"I registered to vote because I believe my opinion can make a difference in who is elected," said Lynn student Jessica Burke. "Therefore voting can influence policies that will hopefully benefit me later in life."
Students, recruited by Lynn faculty and staff including Denisha Bonds, Morgan O'Sullivan and Robert Watson, drove traffic to the registration tables and assisted representatives from the League of Women Voters. They also created posters of superheroes to encourage people to register.
"It was really heartening to see the Lynn University students eager to register to vote," said Joan Karp, president of the League of Women Voters of Palm Beach County. "Kudos to the faculty for making this a priority at Lynn that allows students to really participate in keeping our democracy strong."
The next voter registration drive will take place on Tuesday, Sept 25, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the lobby of Lynn's student center. Students must bring a Florida ID or their Lynn ID cards in order to register. The deadline for voter registration in the state of Florida is Tuesday, Oct. 9.
"Helping with the voter registration drive last week showed me just how many students wanted to express their right to vote," said Lynn student Christopher Gruber. "I plan to volunteer for the next voter registration on Sept. 25, so I can continue to help students understand why it's important to register and vote."