Election News

Tuesday is Deadline to Register to Vote; Baker Center to Host Early Voting October 31 – November 4

Tomorrow is the deadline to register to vote in the general election. For more information about registering to vote, visit http://sos.tn.gov/products/elections/register-vote Early voting begins October 19 and continues through November 3. The general election is set for November 8. The Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy will host early voting for all Knox County registered

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Politics, Media and Civility: Experts Talk about Civility in the Digital Age

What’s the first word that comes to mind when you think about political banter—whether it’s on TV, in print media, or on social media? Civility? Probably not. “Politics, Incivility, and the Media: The Need to Restore Dialogue and Debate” is the title of a discussion featuring four political and media experts that will be held at 7:00 p.m. on October 23 at the Baker Center Toyota Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.

Big Idea: Students Lead Voter Registration Drive

Three Baker Ambassadors have a big idea to get the UT community to participate in the November 6 presidential election. Charleigh Cagle, Lisa Dicker, and Alexandra Chaisson led a voter registration drive at UT. The drive started September 26 and ends at 5:00 p.m. today. The three ambassadors said voting is an important and easy way to get involved with the government.

Are You Registered to Vote?

The presidential election is right around the corner. Are you registered to vote? Any students—in-state or out-of-state—who will be 18 or older on November 6 can register to vote in Knox County. Early voting will take place in the University Center from October 29 to November 1.

Students Facilitate Voter Registration

Students at the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy have launched a voter registration drive at UT 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.

UT to Host Election Reform Conference on March 5 at Baker Center

Election reform will be the focus of a one-day conference to be held March 5 at UT Knoxville. The conference, to be moderated by Edye Ellis, former broadcast news anchor for WBIR-TV Channel 10, will be held in the Toyota Auditorium of the Baker Center. The program is a joint effort of the Baker Center, the College of Law, the Department of Political Science and the American Studies Program.