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Titans Ramp Up Voter Registration, Education Efforts

CSUF Participating in Statewide Ballot Bowl Competition Through Oct. 22
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On the eve of National Voter Registration Day (Sept. 25), campus groups at Cal State Fullerton are amplifying efforts to increase voter registration for the midterm election.

New this year is the university’s participation in Ballot Bowl, a competition created by California’s secretary of state, lieutenant governor and a coalition of nonprofit organizations to increase civic engagement and voter registration among college students. CSUF is currently leading the competition with 343 voter registrations (as of Sept. 20). To participate in the Ballot Bowl competition, students must register to vote online by Oct. 22.

The campus also will host a series of voter registration and education events in September and October, including:

Sept. 25 — National Voter Registration Day / Ballot Bowl Event
5-8 p.m. Titan Student Union, Titan Bowl and Billiards
To celebrate National Voter Registration Day, Associated Students Inc. will host free bowling, billiards, pizza and giveaways.

Oct. 4 — Candidate Forum: 65th Assembly District
Oct. 18 — Candidate Forum: 39th Congressional District
Oct. 25 — Candidate Forum: 4th Supervisorial District
6-7:30 p.m. Titan Student Union, Titan Theater
ASI; Pi Sigma Alpha; Pi Alpha Alpha; the Division of Politics, Administration and Justice; and the Office of Government and Community Relations will host forums for the campus community to question candidates vying for seats in the 65th Assembly, 39th Congressional and 4th Supervisorial districts. Stephen Stambough, professor of political science, will serve as the moderator.

Oct. 15 — “Empower the Vote” Roundtable Discussions
Noon-2 p.m. Pollak Library, Room 180
ASI, Project Rebound and the Titan Dreamers Resource Center invite students, faculty and staff to participate in roundtable discussions about candidates and ballot measures for the Nov. 6 election.

Oct. 16 — Midterm Election Panel Discussion: “Critical Choices, Potential Changes and Enormous Consequences”
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Titan Student Union, Gabrielino
The WoMen’s and Adult Reentry Center and the Division of Politics, Administration and Justice will host a midterm election panel presentation focusing on such topics as gender and immigration. Speakers include faculty members Robert Castro, Matthew Jarvis, Valerie O’Regan, Robert Robinson (moderator), Scott Spitzer and Stephen Stambough.

Oct. 23 — “Ballot Proposition 101” Workshop
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Titan Student Union, Gabrielino
Sarah Hill, associate professor of political science, will host a workshop to help students, faculty and staff learn more about the propositions in the midterm election.

For more information about campus voter registration and education activities, contact the Office of Government and Community Relations at 657-278-7295.

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