Tuesday, November 4 is Election Day. People in other countries are fighting and dying for the privilege of having a say in the running of their government. Our own voting rights here in the U.S. were hard won by generations of Americans before us. There is simply no legitimate excuse for those of us who now have this privilege to forego it. And now our Larimer County Clerk has made it incredibly easy for members of the CSU community to participate in this election – there is a voting center set up in the North Ballroom of the Lory Student Center where you can drop off your ballot, get a replacement ballot if you don’t have one, change your address or register to vote. In fact, you can register and vote in the same trip! The voting center is open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Election Day.
If you’re not on campus, you can find additional information here about other places to vote in Larimer County.
If you want to know more about some of the issues on the ballot, here you go.
And in case you need one more reason, your student government, ASCSU, has helped organize the Rocky Mountain VOTE-Down – a friendly competition between students at CU-Boulder, Metro State and CSU to see which campus can get the largest student voter turnout. So students, your vote counts in more ways than one.
Dr. Tony Frank