SUDBURY’S CORTNEY TUNIS ORGANIZES VOTER REGISTRATION AT WHEELOCK COLLEGE
Boston, MA (October 24, 2012) Over the past few months, the Office of Residence Life at Wheelock has received numerous questions from students and parents on voting. How do I obtain an absentee ballot for my home state? What is the voting registration deadline? What are the best websites to reference for information on the candidates?
To aid students in gathering information on the election, registering to vote and obtaining absentee ballots, Resident Director Cortney Tunis of Sudbury, MA organized the Office of Residence Life’s voter registration initiative during the first week of October. By providing a central voter hub, Residence Life facilitated the voter registration and/or absentee ballot requests for 130 students. According to Resident Director Cortney Tunis, the initiative was received enthusiastically by many students who quickly spread the word to their friends to encourage them to stop by the table. By downloading and printing forms, copying ID’s as needed, and providing postage, Residence Life’s setup was a start to finish voter registration center. For students who were unsure if or where they were registered, the team directed them to the appropriate contacts in their hometown.
Websites recommended to students for voter information are LongDistanceVoter.com, and RockTheVote.com. For students who were unsure about which candidate to vote for, a suggested resource to take a comprehensive quiz on the issues to learn which Presidential candidate best represents him/her is http://www.isidewith.com/.
For comprehensive voting information visit: http://www.wheelock.edu/policy-connection/voting