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For many, this year’s presidential election will be their first opportunity to cast a vote.
That’s why Eastern Kentucky University is hosting a New Voter Workshop on Thursday, Sept. 27, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Walnut Hall of the Keen Johnson Building. The event, free and open to the public, is geared to college students and high school seniors. Lunch is included.
Those who have not yet registered to vote will have the opportunity to do so at the workshop.
Because space is limited, reservations are required. Anyone planning to attend or bring a group should contact Gershtenson at email@example.com.
“The aim is to prepare individuals to participate in American democracy by learning about the nuts and bolts of voting, such as getting registered, finding polling places and casting absentee ballots, as well as the importance and history of voting, about how elections in the U.S. work, and about how to make informed decisions,” said Dr. Joe Gershtenson, director of the Kentucky Institute of Public Governance and Civic Engagement at EKU, a sponsor of the event.
Workshop speakers will include Madison County Clerk Kenny Barger; Randall Swain, associate professor of government at EKU; and Gershtenson. Small group activities round out the event.