Register to vote on campus

With the Oct. 2 vice presidential debate quickly approaching, many people are looking for ways to get more involved in the political process.

To help facilitate interest and participation in the debate and election, the Gephardt Institute for Public Service is coordinating an all-day, campus-wide voter registration drive on Thursday, Sept. 18.

Eligible students, faculty and staff will be able to register to vote in Missouri or complete a change of address card at one of ten locations across the University. Voters can also learn about how to register in another state and/or obtain an absentee ballot.

This nonpartisan voter registration effort is cosponsored by several undergraduate, graduate and professional school student groups. Confirmed locations for the registration drive include:

Mallinckrodt Student Center main floor: 9:15 a.m.-5 p.m.

Danforth University Center: 9 a.m.-9 p.m.

Wohl Student Center: 5 p.m.-8 p.m.

Art/Architecture lunch cart in the lower level of Givens Hall: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Ursas Cafe: 6 p.m. -9 p.m.

Village cafe: 5 p.m.-8 p.m.

Farrell Learning and Teaching Center at the Medical School: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Law School cafe: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

School of Social Work commons: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Olin Business School main entrance: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Campus Y: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

United States citizens who will be 18 or older on Nov. 4 are eligible to vote, and should bring a photo ID and one additional form of identification in order to register on Sept. 18. A Washington University student ID is acceptable.

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Neil Schoenherr
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