|Students had the chance to ask questions, as well as fill out their registration forms.|
In honor of the 223th birthday of the Constitution, on September 15, 2010 Women’s Leadership at the Mount was proud to put together Constitution Day. This event gave students the opportunity to register to vote. Students were briefly educated on government and were given a registration form along with pamphlets with helpful information. They had the option to either turn in their completed forms or mail them themselves. This event was designed to get students excited to get registered to vote by making it appealing to the student body. There were two tables set apart for students to sit down and take time and fill out their forms; then had the opportunity to either decorate their own cupcake or a frame along with filing out a Constitution Day quiz. As Mount student Isa-Bella Blanc stated, “I liked this. It was very easy to register, and I didn’t have to go to the DMV. I also liked making the frame.”
This was a very successful event that got fifty-one students registered along with six other students that are sure to be turning their registrations forms in soon; there were also fifty students that were previously registered to vote. Liliana Arechigan, who works in the Woman’s Leadership office stated, “this is the first time I’m in charge of an event so I’m really happy about it.” Women’s Leadership is also in the process of planning to have shuttles available for students, which will take them to the polls on voting day to make their votes count. Students of this generation are the future; this event has given them the opportunity to have a voice in politics and their future.
“It’s hard to get students excited, so we came up with fun ideas for students to register to vote.” -Amanda Mccune
Brought to you by: Office of Student Affairs, Beleysbell Romero