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With early voting starting Oct. 13, student services across campus are coming together to support Horned Frogs and encourage them to use their voices for the greater good.

“It is imperative that students show up to vote in this upcoming election. Regardless of your political orientation, the younger generations have historically had lower turnout than older. This has resulted in a general feeling of dissatisfaction with our representation, and the best way to change this is to let your voice be heard,” said TCU Student Body President Paige Shiring. 

With Election Day just a month away, there are numerous ways TCU has been helping – and continues to help – Horned Frogs exercise their right to vote.

“It can be confusing and intimidating to vote for the first time — I’ve been there,” Shiring added. “So, it’s important that we reduce this perceived difficulty and empower students to take action.” 

Getting to the Polls

From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17, Multicultural and International Student Services will provide transportation to an Early Voting location site for TCU students, staff and faculty who are registered to vote in Tarrant County. For the safety of all participants, face coverings and advance registration are required, in keeping with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines. Attendees can register in advance, and breakfast and lunch will be served.

School of Medicine Students Launch #SOMVotes Initiative

Medical students from the TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine have launched a social media campaign to help residents and students in Tarrant County get registered to vote for the 2020 presidential election. The social media campaign directs visitors to their online School of Medicine voting guide and also help spread the word using their #SOMVotes hashtag. Read more and watch the video here

Where to Vote in Tarrant County

The Tarrant County website has information to help voters find locations for early voting and other instructions, as well as information for poll workers and election results. Visit the Tarrant County website

Helping students register

On Thursdays in September, the Office of Inclusiveness and Intercultural Services and the Office of Student Activities provided information on voter registration. In total, volunteers registered 22 students to vote and helped over a dozen request their absentee ballots, while many others were able to check their voter registration status.

From Sept. 21 to Oct. 1, Voter Registration Ambassadors were available via Zoom to help students register to vote and answer questions. The Community Engagement Department in Student Development Services hosted the Zoom chats, while about 30 student volunteers served as VRAs. 

On Sept. 30, the Office of Inclusiveness and Intercultural Services and the Black Student Association hosted “Voting 101: A Student’s Guide to Civic Engagement” via Zoom.

TCU faculty and staff can do their part by encouraging students to vote.

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