Approx. 15% of our campus voted in the 2008 Presidential Primaries (sources: Middletown Registrar of Voters, APSA). This is shameful. We hope you agree. The GENERAL ELECTION IS ONE MONTH AWAY AND REGISTRATION DEADLINES ARE FAST APPROACHING.
Decades from now, people will ask you what part you played in the election of the first African-American President or first female Vice-President … Make sure you have an answer for them.
The WesVotes Consortium (100% non-partisan) can help you vote more easily. Despite incredible support from the administration, we still need you to volunteer 15 minutes of your time.
Class of 2009 … you are getting beaten by underclassmen … badly. There are already volunteers in almost every Frosh, Sophomore and Junior hall/house. The senior class is just getting started.
Classes of 2010-2012, ask around, you already have a Hall/House Captain who can get you the forms, envelopes and stamps you need.
-Voting Absentee: If you’re already registered at home and would like to make your vote count there instead, there is VERY LITTLE TIME LEFT. In order to do this (in most states) you have to print and mail in an “Absentee Ballot Application” before your state’s deadline. (See your state’s deadline here).
-Voting in Connecticut: If not voting in another state, Wesleyan students eligible to vote can still register in Connecticut (Before October 21st)!!!
HOW YOU CAN HELP ((URGENT)):
–“House Captains” (1 per residence) It’s easy! Just ask your housemates where they want to vote. To volunteer just email your name, house location, and WesBox# to firstname.lastname@example.org.
–“Street Captains” (1/2 per street) Want a more important role? Get a friend and team-up to make sure each house on your street has its own house captain. They’ll be telling you which forms they need and answering questions. To volunteer just email your name, house & street location, and WesBox# to email@example.com.
Want detailed instructions for these positions? Click here!
Finally, Volunteers, please attend a mandatory 10 minute training session this week.
They run twice a day beneath the main staircase in Usdan. Here are the times:
-TODAY, Wednesday (Oct. 1st) – 5pm & 8pm
-THURSDAY, (Oct. 2nd) – 5pm & 8pm
-FRIDAY (Oct. 3rd) 12 noon & 3pm
Chris Goy ‘09, Marcus Warmington ‘09, Liza Conrad ’10, Saul Carlin ‘09, & Karl Grindal ‘09
WesVotes Board Members