Fort Lewis College students seek to boost voter turnout among peers

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Fort Lewis College students seek to boost voter turnout among peers

Only 19.8 percent of undergraduates cast ballots in last midterm election
Political science students at Fort Lewis College are working this semester to create nonpartisan voter guides and videos to help educate students about the November elections, and possibly improve voter turnout during the midterm election.
Fort Lewis College election events

Here is a schedule of educational election events. Events are open to the public and to students. All events except for the Oct. 30 panel on climate change will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. each Tuesday at the Lyceum at Center of Southwest Studies through the Nov. 6 General Election:

Sept. 18: Constitution Day panel on criminal justice reform with 6th Judicial Judge William Herringer, La Plata County Sheriff Sean Smith and 6th Judicial District Attorney Christian Champagne.

Sept. 25: Voting process and voting security with La Plata County Clerk & Recorder Tiffany Parker.

Oct. 2: Diversifying American politics: Race, gender and sexuality in the 2018 campaign.

Oct. 9: Colorado legislative candidate forum with state Senate District 6 candidates Guinn Unger and Don Coram and state House of Representatives candidates Paul Jones and Barbara McLachlan.

Oct 23: Immigration panel with El Centro.

Oct 30: Climate change solutions, presented by the FLC Environmental Center. This will be the only event that will charge $15 to nonstudents to attend; students can attend free. It will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Concert Hall.

Fort Lewis College students seek to boost voter turnout among peers

Political science students at Fort Lewis College are working this semester to create nonpartisan voter guides and videos to help educate students about the November elections, and possibly improve voter turnout during the midterm election.

Fort Lewis College students seek to boost voter turnout among peers

Carol Hedges, executive director of the Colorado Fiscal Institute in Denver, discusses the importance of maintaining objectivity in creating educational, nonpartisan voter guides and videos while speaking Thursday to students in the Introduction to Political Science class at Fort Lewis College.
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