Time for Change
The anticipation of the upcoming Presidential elections is virtually tangible on campus this year. We see posters, wear pins or stickers, and even get a visit by the Vice President on campus. Joe Biden and other political agents emphasize the influence students have on the election outcome.
According to the Census Bureau, the 2008 election was made up 7.4% of Latinos voters nationwide– well below than the 15% of eligible Latinos that make up the population. For many students, this will be their first time voting. Regardless of which party or candidate you wish to see in office, the Latino vote is important. You are students of Dartmouth and have valued opinions in regards to issues in the economy, financial aid, and immigration reform.
The first step is to register, so here are a few links to get you started:
- Voting as a College Student in New Hampshire and Voter Registration
- Voting in Hanover, New Hampshire:
Where to Register: Individuals may register to vote at the Town Office on Main Street with office hours Monday – Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.
Absentee ballots: Individuals unable to vote in person may request an absentee ballot from the Town Clerk’s Office, 41 South Main Street.
There are only two weeks left to register to vote for the Presidential Election (November 6th, 2012). Deadlines for absentee-ballots vary by state.
New Hampshire has always been a swing state, so if you know your state is going to go in one direction it would make more of a difference to vote here. Get registered, and help your friends get registered.