TurboVote at Towson streamlines student voter registration

University is the first and only school in Maryland to provide the online service

Student at a computerTOWSON, Md. (Sept. 20, 2012)—In an effort to encourage student participation in the upcoming U.S. Presidential Election, Towson University has adopted TurboVote.

The free, online service helps students—regardless of home state or county—to register to vote quickly and easily. TurboVote provides access to all required documents, absentee ballots and deadlines that apply to each voter’s circumstances, and even sends text and email reminders to vote on Election Day.

“We make the voting process as awesome as renting a DVD from Netflix,” explains the TurboVote website. “It's simple. It's fun. It's democracy, made awesomer.”

Towson is the first and only university in Maryland to provide the service.

"We chose to collaborate with TurboVote because it is the best 'one- stop shop' for voter registration and voter information services," explains Angela Hong, interim coordinator of civic engagement at Towson.

"So far, we have 651 users on TurboVote alone. This year is an election year and it is important for students to exercise their right to vote and voice their opinions on matters that affect them," she continues.

The university will also host a National Voter Registration Day Challenge on Tuesday, Sept. 25, for which student organizations will compete on campus to register the most voters.

Students who wish to register to vote through TurboVote should sign up by Sept. 27. For more information or to register, visit



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