The Arkansas Tech University Student Government Association (SGA) plans to set up a voter registration table in Chamber’s Cafeteria on Thursday. The table will be equipped with laptops to register for the Nov. 4 elections, and SGA representatives will answer questions from students.
This is the last opportunity students will have to register with help from the SGA.
“It’s important to be a good citizen,” SGA President Katie Frazier, senior marketing and management major from Danville, said.
Issues such as turning Russellville into a wet county will be on the ballot this year, and Frazier urges students vote on such issues that directly affect them.
Not only has the organization tackled the campaign to create more Russellville voters, but they have called upon a previous SGA president to offer advice and guide the process. Hunter Mullins, 2013 Tech graduate, is the Arkansas Program Coordinator for the non-partisan Campus Election Engagement Project (CEEP).
“I am working on outreach to all of the Arkansas universities to try and encourage student voter registration and engagement.” Mullins said. “We want people registered and voting.”
For those who will not be able to get to the polls to vote, absentee voting is always an option. Voters must apply for an absentee ballot, which can be filled out and returned by deadlines set by the county clerk’s office.