Voter registration on campuses kicks into high gear | Kentuckians For The Commonwealth

Voter registration on campuses kicks into high gear

JCTC voter registration 8/19/19By the end of the first day of classes yesterday, KFTC members had registered 164 students to vote at nine events at Northern Kentucky University, Jefferson County and Technical College, Thomas More University, and Gateway Community and Technical College.

Most people don’t realize it, but students have the right to be registered to vote at school where they live and that’s an especially good idea if their parents live far away.  Tuesday, November 5th is Election Day, but it’s also a school day, so we want voting to be as accessible as possible for students. 

Also, 17-year-olds can register to vote now if they’ll turn 18 on or before November 5, 2019.  The voter registration deadline is October 7.

Most colleges are still not yet in session, but KFTC members have plans to be at colleges across the state including UK, BCTC, Centre College, WKU,  Southern Kentucky Community Technical College, Georgetown College, Kentucky State University, Morehead, EKU, Berea College, Somerset Community College, Maysville Community and Technical College, Big Sandy, and many more. 

Reach out to your local organizer if you want to get involved in local voter registration work on campus or otherwise.