WMU News

WSA sponsors voter registration drive for students

Sept. 13, 2002

KALAMAZOO -- The Western Michigan University Student Association will mount a drive to bring more students into the political arena, when it sponsors a voter registration drive that will bring the Michigan Secretary of State Mobile Branch Office to the center of the WMU campus from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16.

The Mobile Branch Office will set up shop on the Promenade Plaza between WMU's Lee Honors College and Wood Hall and offer students a chance to register to vote as well as take care of such business items as changes to their driver license or purchase of a license plate.

Throughout the day, the area around the mobile office will take on a political flair as area political organizations and candidates take their messages to potential voters. Local candidates in races for the U.S. House of Representatives, the Michigan House and Senate and the Kalamazoo County Commission, will spend time at the site during the day. In addition, a number of organizations will have information booths nearby. Those groups will include the College Democrats, the College Republicans, the Green Party, Students for a Sustainable Earth and the League of Women Voters. Student radio station WIDR also with be on hand, remotely broadcasting from the site.

The Secretary of State's mobile office has traveled more than 80,000 miles around the state since its unveiling and offers all the services found at any other branch office, including license plate purchases. The WMU specialty license plate, which carries the Bronco symbol, will be available for purchase during the office's visit to campus.

For additional information, contact WSA's Eric Zehnpfennig at (269) 349-0620.

Media contact: Jeanne Baron, 269 387-8400, jeanne.baron@wmich.edu

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