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Get Involved in Elections

Check out these events and opportunities to get more involved and informed this election season!

Apply to be a UNCG Votes Ambassador

Interested in becoming more involved when it comes to the upcoming election? Our Democracy Fellows are currently recruiting teams of students to assist in voter engagement initiatives including registration and education. All ambassadors will be given a UNCG Votes swag bag and be placed on an ambassador team to work with as we get our campus ready for November 3rd! Sign up here and we’ll reach out with more information when you’ve been placed on a team.

On-Campus Voter Registration Drives

Need to register to vote and don’t want to use uncg.turbovote.org? OLCE student Democracy Fellows can register you in-person at the following times and locations. Please wear a mask if you plan to come! Email lead@uncg.edu with questions.

Wednesday, September 30th 11am-2pm on College Ave and Moran Commons (in front of the Caf)

Thursday, October 8th 11am-2pm on College Ave and Moran Commons (in front of the Caf)

Be a Democracy Hero

North Carolina county boards of elections are searching for democracy heroes to work at polling places and voting sites for the November 2020 general election. Visit this site to learn more about becoming a poll worker. We recommend you contact your county’s board of elections office directly. You can search for their contact information here.

Defending Your Right to Vote

September 24, 5-6:30pm, Register here

OLCE is co-sponsoring a virtual faculty and student teach-in about the logistics of voting in 2020 and how to exercise your right to vote. Techniques of voter suppression will be discussed and placed within a larger historical context. Students are encouraged to bring their questions and concerns and to actively participate in this informative discussion. This event is organized and co-sponsored by the History Department, the Human Rights Research Network, the Humanities Network and Consortium, the Political Science Department, and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Department.

Virtual Debate Watch Parties

Join OLCE for the first Presidential Debate on September 29th. Check back soon for details on our virtual debate watch party. It’s more fun with us! Participants will engage in election trivia, discussion, and opportunities to win prizes.