Lone Star College-Kingwood encourages the community to exercise their civic rights in the upcoming and future elections.
The Center for Civic Engagement (CCE), a campus program, will host its bi-yearly Voter Registration Drive on Sept. 24 from 9-11 a.m. and 3-5 p.m. on the Library patio, and 12-2 p.m. in the Student Conference Center. Both locations are on the main campus.
“We want to register as many people as possible,” said Dr. John Theis, a political science professor and CCE faculty advisor. “America has a low turnout rate at the polls. The number one reason is many people are not registered to vote.”
The Voter Registration Drive is open to students, employees, and the public. Basic requirements include being at least 18-years-old and a Texas resident. Attendees will fill out and submit a document using the software, TurboVote. Once approved, participants will receive a form in the mail to sign. Once signed, they will mail it back in the provided stamped envelope.
“The mission of the Center for Civic Engagement is to get people involved in their democracy. One way to do that is to get them registered to vote,” Theis said.
The LSC-Kingwood Center for Civic Engagement started during the 2010-2011 academic year. Its goal is to produce citizens who take on active roles through dialogue with decision-makers to help address complex problems in their communities and nationwide.
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Lone Star College offers high-quality, low-cost academic transfer and career training education to 99,000 students each semester. LSC is training tomorrow’s workforce today and redefining the community college experience to support student success. Stephen C. Head, Ph.D., serves as chancellor of LSC, the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area with an annual economic impact of nearly $3 billion. LSC consists of six colleges, 10 centers, two university centers, Lone Star Corporate College and LSC-Online. To learn more, visit LoneStar.edu.