Expressing Your Voting Rights

Jake DeLaurier, staff writer


PVCC students manning the voter registration table. Photo by Jake Delaurier

PVCC students manning the voter registration table. Photography by Jake Delaurier

While most people might not want to think about another election until at least 2020, from Sept. 25-29 seven clubs at PVCC worked to inform and register students for this November’s gubernatorial election. These clubs were LBGT+, Phi Theta Kappa (PTK), Black Student Alliance (BSA), Student Government Association (SGA), Virginia21 (VA21), Psychology club, and Radiology club.

On Sept. 26, PTK was located in  the Bolick center to give people an opportunity to register before the deadline of Oct. 16. “People are probably not going to take the gubernatorial election as seriously as the presidential,” said PTK member Mark Danneman. Danneman also pointed out that this year’s gubernatorial election is important whether you are a Republican or a Democrat. “Ed Gillespie is up for election this year; if he wins then the Republicans will have a trifecta on the state. If you’re a Republican then this is great news, if you’re a Democrat then it’s not great news,” said Danneman.

Cara Warren, an intern for PTK, was also there to help people register. “If you have your DMV license and social security number, you can register online. If you don’t register online, all you need is your social security number,” said Warren. Warren also mentioned that Monday they registered five people and nine on Tuesday.

PTK also offered free sweets such as rice crispy treats and brownies and raffles provided by Virginia21. Here, students wrote down three topics that mattered to them politically. The issues in return would then be sent out to governor Terry McAuliffe.       

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