UW SLCE, ASUW Offer Election Assistance
November 5, 2012 — Questions about registering and voting in Tuesday’s general election will be answered at a table in the Wyoming Union Breezeway from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. both Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 5-6.
The Associated Students of UW and the Service, Leadership and Community Engagement (SLCE) office will explain registration and assist voters in determining where they should vote Tuesday.
“At this late stage, we are encouraging students to register at the polling site,” says Erin Olsen, SLCE coordinator. “They’ll need to bring qualifying materials, such as a driver’s license or picture identification so they can register.”
SLCE and ASUW also will lead students through the Albany County Clerk website that shows polling sites, based on the voters’ addresses.
“Students living in the residence halls will vote at the UW Tennis Complex, which is one of the Classroom Shuttle stops,” Olsen says. “So, we encourage those who need a ride to take the Classroom Shuttle for convenience.”
The Pokes Vote program began early in the fall semester. Olsen says representatives from the county clerk’s office attended a two-day service expo in September, plus another voter registration event at Washakie Center. More than 600 students registered to vote during the programs.