L&C Students Encouraged to Rock the Vote



Justin Myers

Students will have a chance to Rock the Vote at L&C Wednesday, Oct. 5, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Fountain Court outside of Reid Cafe. WLCA 89.9FM and the Bridge are teaming up together to bring the voter registration drive to campus.

During the event, those interested can register to vote and learn about the electoral process. Unbiased information regarding candidates and their issues will also be available.

Mike Lemons the station manager at WLCA 89.9 said, “Rock The Vote has been around for years and works with musicians to encourage people to vote. We will be running a Public Service Campaign in conjunction with Rock the Vote encouraging our listeners to register to vote.”

Students will need to bring two forms of identification to register to vote. One must have their name and current address. The other, which also needs to have their name on it, can be a piece of mail, social security card, passport or student ID.

Louise Jett, Bridge Advisor, said, “The Bridge staff is excited to be helping students register to vote, during the Rock the Vote event. We will be volunteering at the event and handing out information on where and when to vote. We will have paper registration forms and help students register via their smartphones and tablets.”

Rock the Vote has been going on since the 1990s. According to the website www.rockthevote.com, it is the largest nonprofit and nonpartisan organization in the United States driving the youth vote to the polls. Rock the Vote has revolutionized the way pop culture, music, art and technology are used to inspire political activity. The organization has pioneered ways to make voting easier for young adults by simplifying and demystifying voter registration and elections.

Students are encouraged to register by clicking the banner below.


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