Students volunteered to help 746 people register to vote on the registration deadline day
On October 5, the last day to register to vote in Texas, Texas State University students and staff worked together to register 746 people to vote through the combined efforts of a drive-thru registration event at Strahan Arena at the University Events Center, and student volunteers dispersed across the San Marcos Campus.
Dozens of university students, student-athletes, cheerleaders and Boko volunteered at the drive-thru registration event. While adhering to COVID safety protocols and practicing social distancing, students registered people to vote through their car windows. The event was sponsored by TXST Athletics, Texas State Voter Friendly Campus Team, Move Texas, Texas Rising, Young Conservatives of Texas State, and College Democrats.
The events were part of a larger strategy to prepare the Bobcat community for election season and increase civic engagement and voter turnout.
Texas State University President Denise M. Trauth formed an Election Task Force over the summer, comprised of 25 faculty, staff and students. Chairing the group is Dr. Sherri Benn, assistant vice president for Institutional Inclusive Excellence for Student Initiatives. Learn more about the task force’s goals, and their phased plan for community engagement throughout election season.
Social Media Snapshots
Final count @ the drive thru voter registration drive: 572 VOTERS, 572 conversations about why your vote is crucial. 🗳— Texas Rising - TXST (@texrisingtxst) October 6, 2020
such a blast with our friends at move, campus vote project, ignite & TXST athletics!
We can’t wait to see them all at the PAC & other vote centers! pic.twitter.com/TEe4pt3sbP
With today being the deadline for voter registration in Texas, we had members all across the state registering thousands of Texans to vote!— Texas Rising (@texrising) October 6, 2020
A huge shoutout to @texrisingtxst, @texrisingutsa, and @texrisingsfa with 572 registrations at txst just today. Amazing work!! pic.twitter.com/vsdKHlM4zO