ETSU students will have the chance to learn more about the presidential candidates and get registered to vote during Voting Week at the Culp Center, running from Feb. 8 to Feb. 12.
For the event, booths will be set up in the Atrium at the Culp Center in order for students to get registered to vote. There will also be booths with information on the major parties and current candidates’ positions and policies available to help inform their vote. These booths will be open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. every day this week.
Additionally, on Wednesday from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. in the Culp Ballroom, ETSU Diversity Educators are presenting “Do you know your party? Diversity in Politics.” The event provides an opportunity for students to have a dialogue about where they stand on the political spectrum, as well as more information on each political party and another chance to register to vote. ETSU Diversity Educators asks that you do not wear or bring anything related to a political party or candidate to this event.
The week-long event is being run by student organizations Unapologetically Black, Intervarsity and the Black Affairs Association, as well as the ETSU Office of Equity and Diversity and the Office of Multicultural Affairs.
“This is the first year we’re running the event,” said Justice Turner, the vice president of men of distinction and ladies of virtue for Unapologetically Black, “It’s an exciting time for us.”
Following a very close race on both sides in the Iowa Caucus, Tennessee voters will have their chance to select the next presidential candidate on March 1. Part of what is known as Super Tuesday, most states hold their primaries or caucuses on this date. A majority of delegates, required to receive the presidential nomination from the political party, are available in Super Tuesday’s primaries.