Students Facilitate Voter Registration

Students at the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy have launched a voter registration drive at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

The drive’s leaders—Baker Ambassadors Charleigh Cagle, Lisa Dicker, and Alexandra Chaisson—want the campus community to participate in the November 6 presidential election.

“Sometimes it is difficult to voice your opinion, so voting is the easiest way to play a role in your government and influence politics,” Chaisson said.

Student organizations involved in the voter registration drive thus far are Baker Ambassadors, Baker Scholars, the Baker Center Learning Community, SGA Freshman Council, SGA Student Services Committees, and the Dean’s Student Advisory Council. Other campus organizations that wish to help should contact Alexandra Chaisson at achiasso@utk.edu.

Voter registration tables will be set up at the following locations:

  • Panhellenic Building, from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Monday, October 1
  • University Center, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on October 3.
  • Presidential Court Cafeteria, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on October 4.
  • Hodges Library, first floor, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. through October 5.
  • Howard Baker Center, 1640 Cumberland Avenue, Suite 302, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. through October 5.

The last day to register to vote is October 8 at your local election commission office. Early voting runs October 17 through November 1.

The Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy is a nonpartisan institute devoted to education and research concerning public policy and civic engagement. Visit bakercenter.utk.edu for more information.

C O N T A C T :

Nissa Dahlin-Brown (865-974-8681, nissa@utk.edu)

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