A news release on the joint effort follows:
BOISE STATE STUDENTS HOST NATIONAL VOTER REGISTRATION DAY
The Associated Students of Boise State University and Idaho Civic Engagement Project will register students on campus Sept. 25
BOISE, IDAHO – In 2008, 6 million Americans did not vote because they did not know how to register or they missed their state's voter registration deadline, according to the U.S. Census.
The National Secretaries of State has declared Sept. 25 as National Voter Registration Day, an event dedicated to actively engaging citizens in the democratic process.
Associated Students of Boise State University and the Idaho Civic Engagement Project, a non-partisan civic organization, have partnered to register students. Volunteers will be at registration locations across campus.
“We’re excited to partner with the Idaho Civic Engagement Project and give our fellow students the opportunity to register to vote. It’s important for all citizens to be engaged, and what better place to start than registering to vote on campus? Colleges and universities are uniquely positioned to be forums for discussion and models for civic engagement,” Student Association President Ryan Gregg said.
Emily Walton, director of the Idaho Civic Engagement Project, said, “Many students simply don’t know how to register to vote. We’re here to give students the opportunity to register, as well as provide accurate, timely, and non-partisan information about this important aspect of citizenship.”
The groups also met with Boise Mayor Dave Bieter and Secretary of State Ben Ysursa and asked them to issue proclamations commemorating the day.
For more information, contact Emily Walton at email@example.com or 208-571-4592. Website: http://idahocivicengagement.org/
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