Speak Up on November 4th!

On November 4th, Minnesota will elect a Governor, a U.S. Senator, and all eight of our Representatives. Midterm elections often see fewer voters at the polls, and are viewed by many as somehow less important than Presidential election years. This couldn’t be further from the truth. Lawmakers have a hand in determining everything from the price of milk and the quality of the roads you drive on to the tuition rates at colleges, the interest rates on student loans and the very existence of things like the GI Bill or the Pell Grant.

Voting is one of the most important things a student can do to have a say in the cost of higher education and the type of economic climate they will have to contend with when they graduate and move into the workforce.  It is also a fundamental responsibility of being an adult and a citizen of the United States of America. Over a million Americans have given their lives in the defense of this nation and our system of government. Honoring that sacrifice by participating in the process that makes it all work is an obligation that each of us share. Please do your part and Speak Up on November 4th!

The Student Senate of Rochester Community and Technical College  will be registering voters from now until October 16. If you would like to register to vote in the upcoming elections, please visit our offices on the 4th floor of College Center (above the cafeteria), and we will help you out!  If you have any questions or concerns about voter registration or the election itself, or need additional assistance of any kind, please email StudentSenate@rctc.edu.

A few things worth noting:

  • Registering usually only takes a minute or two.
  • If you are unsure if you are registered, or don’t know where you were last registered, just fill out a card. Whatever information you submit will be used as your current registration information.
  • As long as you will have resided in Minnesota for at least twenty days prior to the date of the election, you can register as a Minnesota voter.
  • If you are under the age of eighteen, but will turn eighteen by election day, you can register.

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