87.1% of TU students were registered to vote prior to the 2016 Presidential Election. Be part of National Voter Registration Day as we get ready for this year's elections!
On Tuesday, September 22, Towson University will join the hundreds of colleges, universities, and communities celebrating National Voter Registration Day (NVRD)!
As we get ready for the upcoming elections, voter registration is more important than ever, as states shift policies to respond to COVID-19. At the same time, social distancing prevents many voters from getting registered in their communities, at MVA's, and more.
With that in mind, here's how Towson University will be part of National Voter Registration Day, and how you can join in:
Join the TU Votes NVRD Virtual Couch Party, where we will build community and reach out to our friends and family, making sure they have everything they need to raise their voice in November. So, grab your favorite snacks, grab your phone, enjoy some music and empowerment, and be a part of the movement. We might need to be physically distanced, but we will not be disconnected!
Tuesday, September 22
Virtual Event - Register via Zoom here to get access to the couch party.
Sign up with TU's TurboVote tool to get help to register to vote/check your registration status through your state's board of elections website, request a mail-in/absentee ballot, change your registration address or party affiliation, and receive reminders about upcoming elections. Please make sure to follow the directions and complete the process entirely to ensure that all relevant forms are filled out properly.
Whether in your virtual classroom, student organization meeting, or events, we invite all student organizations and campus departments to integrate voter engagement, especially on National Voter Registration Day.
Some implementation suggestions:
Email tuvotes AT_TOWSON if you would like your organization or department to be part of the TU Votes Coalition, and receive resources including those mentioned above.
Driving through campus on NVRD?
TU Athletes Vote is launching a “Honk If You Plan to Vote” campaign designed to get voting motorists to “salute” their intention to vote. TU Athletes Vote student-athlete and coach committee members will be stationed at both the Osler Rd. and Bosley Rd. bridges from 7:00-11:00 a.m., and then again from 4:00-7:00 p.m. Banners will be hung from those bridges, and student-athletes will hold individual signs spelling out “Honk If You Plan To Vote” while maintaining strict COVID protocols, including wearing masks and remaining six feet apart.