On Tuesday, Sept. 27, Idaho residents will have the opportunity to register to vote from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at four College of Western Idaho (CWI) campus locations. The college’s honor society chapter, Beta Sigma Pi, is organizing the event in support of National Voter Registration Day. The student group aims to raise awareness about voter registration and break down barriers that traditionally keep people from voting. In addition, absentee ballots will be available for people interested in voting early or are unable to vote in person on Nov. 8.
“College is where many people come to learn about the world and how it works, and how to make a place for themselves inside the bigger picture,” says CWI Beta Sigma Pi Chapter President, Jason Ward. “The CWI honor society chapter believes in our students' ability to not only understand how politics shapes everyone's lives, but to be a part of the leadership that charts the course. They may only need to know the importance of their voices.”
Members of the community who are eligible to vote in Idaho can register at one of the following CWI locations:
- Ada County Campus Pintail Center (1360 S. Eagle Flight Way, Boise)
- Nampa Campus Academic Building (5500 E. Opportunity Dr. Nampa)
- Nampa Campus Micron Center for Professional Technical Education (5725 E. Franklin Road, Nampa)
- Canyon County Center (2407 Caldwell Blvd., Nampa)
In addition to voter registration attendees can also find a variety of voting details at the event, including:
- Information on CWI’s November 2016 Ballot items
- Absentee Ballots
- Polling Locations
- Voting Precinct Information
“Registering to vote is taking the stand that your voice matters and you will have a say in how the future takes shape,” adds Ward. “Register to vote Sept. 27.”
The voter registration initiative serves as part of a requirement for CWI’s Beta Sigma Pi chapter to earn top national rating with the organization. Please contact [email protected] for more information.