Chapman University’s Civic Engagement Initiatives team is helping students register to vote on Monday, Feb. 17, in Argyros Forum from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Voter registration deadlines vary by state and Civic Engagement is ready to help students navigate the process, although the Feb. 17 date is important for California voters.
“The California deadline to register to vote for any election is technically Feb. 17, which is why we chose to table this day,” says Justin Koppelman, Ph.D., associate director of Civic Engagement Initiatives. “But, if you are a California resident and you forget to register before then, that’s no problem. Same Day Voter Registration, known as Conditional Voter Registration under California state state law, is a safety net for Californians who miss the deadline to register or update their voter registration information for an election.”
The University is committed to promoting voting. Starting on Feb. 29, Chapman will host one of the nearly 200 Vote Centers planned for the March 3 primary. The Chapman Vote Center in Argyros Forum 119 will be open beginning Saturday, Feb. 29 and continuing through Tuesday, March 3, to assist eligible citizens who need to register or re-register to vote.
The Civic Engagement Initiatives team will continue its outreach to students through the 2020 General Election.