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K-State Today

September 21, 2015

Voter registration on Manhattan campus Sept. 22

Submitted by Colene Lind

Kansas State students will bring National Voter Registration Day, Sept. 22, to a campus building near you.

As part of a nationwide, annual voter registration drive, volunteers from the Student Governing Association, the Staley School of Leadership Studies and the communication studies department will staff voter registration tables in several locations across campus Tuesday.

U.S. citizens who will be 18 or older during the next election may complete a Kansas Voter Registration application Sept. 22 at the following locations:
• 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the K-State Student Union.
• 2:30-7:30 p.m. in Nichols Hall main lobby.
• 1-4 p.m. in Hale Library lower level.
• 1-6 p.m. in the Recreation Complex main lobby.
• 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Leadership Studies Building.

Those who have never voted in Kansas must provide proof of U.S. citizenship to complete their registration. Volunteers will explain how to submit proof-of-citizenship documents.

Those who have previously registered to vote and wish to update their record may do so at the registration tables. Students who wish to register to vote in their Kansas home county may use the provided forms to do so.

The Kansas State University event is part of a citywide effort to register voters on Sept. 22. Led by the Manhattan/Riley County League of Women Voters, the local drive will offer registration opportunities at many locations around Manhattan.

The next election in Riley County will be the presidential primary, Aug. 2, 2016. Registration closes 21 days prior to each election.

National Voter Registration Day is a coordinated effort between several civic organizations to get as many people to register to vote as possible. The goal is not to advocate on behalf of a candidate or party but to make sure people have access to voting.