Everything you need to get election-ready

Did you know early voting for the 2018 midterm elections starts this week? How about that FIU MMC is an early voting site?

If you are like most of the nations’ registered voters, you may need a bit of help getting informed before you cast your vote. At FIU, the Honors College and the Center for Leadership and Service have partnered with several non-partisan organizations to provide you with everything you need to know and have a bit of fun in the process! They have planned several informational events to get our Panthers to the Polls.

Monday, Oct. 22, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Party at the Polls: Stop by the Betty Chapman Plaza, outside the Graham Center for non-partisan voter guides, ballot information, pizza, Ben & Jerry’s ice-cream and a chance to win great giveaways.

Tuesday, Oct. 23, from noon to 2 p.m., Pooling to the Polls: Attention Biscayne Bay students, bus rides will be offered to voting sites at Modesto A. Maidique Campus and in Hallandale Beach. To reserve your seat, visit the Center for Leadership and Service or the Student Government Association.

Wednesday, Oct. 25, from 4 to 6 p.m., Ponderosa at the Polls: Get a clear understanding of the important issues on the ballot. Miami Dade’s League of Women Voters will be discussing valuable ballot information including details on current amendments. Food and drinks will be provided.

Tuesday, Oct. 30

  • Parading to the Polls from 4:30 – 7:30 p.m.: Get pumped about early voting with music and snacks in the Graham Center Pit. Then parade together with other voters to the on-campus early voting site.
  • The Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs’  Democracy Project: A conversation with FIU students from 2 to 4 p.m. in  GC 140: With the rise of corruption, populist movements and authoritarian regimes across the world, the liberal international order and democratic systems of government are being challenged across the board. Join us for a special discussion exploring these questions with FIU students. During the conversation, students will voice their beliefs about our democratic system, its strengths and weaknesses and how to best ensure youth participation.

Wednesday, Oct. 31

  • Zombie Voting from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. : What’s scarier than not voting? Zombie voters! Stop by the Graham Center where Campus Election Engagement Project will be giving away candy and sharing information on zombie voting.
  • What the heck with these amendments with Antonio Pedrero, Honors College fellow, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in RDB 1100: Clueless about the amendments on the ballot? Let the Honors College come to the rescue.

Thursday, Nov. 1, from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in RB 120, Why Vote during Midterms?: Hear why you should.

Friday, Nov. 2, Walk to the Polls at 1 p.m.: Let’s vote together! Meet on the ground floor of DM to march to FIU’s early voting site.

The early voting site is located in the Student Academic Success Center (SASC) Multipurpose Room at MMC. It will be open daily from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., until early voting ends on Sunday, Nov. 4.

For additional information, contact the Center for Leadership and Service and/or the Honors College.