Joe Gutierrez Office of Strategic Communication (909) 537-5007 email@example.com
To honor National Voter Registration Day, Cal State San Bernardino will be registering voters at its San Bernardino and Palm Desert campuses today, Tuesday, Sept 26.
“Many people don’t realize that if you have changed your name, moved, or haven’t voted in recent elections, you need to update your voter registration,” said Diane Podolske, director of the CSUSB Office of Community Engagement. “Take a few minutes now to make sure you can vote in November!”
The League of Women Voters will be registering people to vote at the San Bernardino campus starting at 6 p.m. at the Santos Manuel Student Union Theater. Afterward, the university’s Housing and Residential Education, the Pfau Library and the Office of Community Engagement will celebrate voter registration with a screening of the original “Footloose” movie, starting at 7 p.m.
At the Palm Desert campus, voter registration and the “Footloose” movie was set to take place beginning at noon at the Oliphant Auditorium, sponsored by ASI, the PDC Student Union, the Pfau Library and the Office of Community Engagement.
National Voter Registration Day was first observed in 2012 and is held annually on the fourth Tuesday in September. In 2016, over 750,000 voters used National Voter Registration Day to register to vote across all 50 states.
“I want to encourage others to celebrate this national day of civic unity,” Podolske said. “It is an opportunity to set aside differences and celebrate democracy and the rights and opportunities we all share as Americans.”
For more information, contact the CSUSB Office of Strategic Communication at (909) 537-5007 and visit news.csusb.edu.