Students can easily register to vote in the Campus Center on Wednesday from 10:30 a.m. until 1:30 a.m.
Hosted by the College Democrats and the College Republicans, Voter Registration Day aims to help students quickly and easily register for the November elections.
“The statistics show that most young voters, especially college voters, are not registered to vote,” said Stewart McGregor, a junior Christian ministry and political science major from Arlington, who serves as president of the College Republicans.
All students will need to register is their driver’s license or the last four digits of their Social Security number. Absentee ballots will be available for students from outside of Abilene who have already registered.
“It is a great opportunity to have a lot of fun with a national election,” said Elizabeth Koepke, junior political science and international studies major from Dallas, who serves as president of the College Democrats. “But trying to get people involved in the election or any type of politics is like walking through mud.”
On Wednesday night, the College Republicans will host a presidential debate watch party in classroom 217 of the College of Business and Administration building from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
With two other presidential debates and a vice presidential debate, both organizations plan to have more watch parties leading up to the election.
After the election, the two organizations will team up for a service project in Abilene.
“It helps the ACU community to see how we can be friends and still be Christians,” said McGregor. “We may disagree on some political standpoints but when it comes down to it, we just want to make our country better.”