Seton Hall’s Student Government Association has brought TurboVote to campus. TurboVote is a non-profit, non-partisan organization that helps make the voting process easy and provides students a chance to have their voices heard.
“It’s a program that lets you register to vote, receive mail-in ballots and sign up to get text message reminders for upcoming elections,” Teagan Sebba, SGA secretary, said.
While you still have to go to your local polls or mail in your ballot to actually vote, TurboVote is there to make you aware of the voting process and, by receiving texts, keep you updated on the upcoming election.
The Department of Student Life and SGA helped to bring this organization to campus.
“The issue with elections that happen on non-presidential election years is that they often fall through the cracks because people don’t pay attention to the smaller offices and voting items as much as they do to presidential campaigns,” Sebba said.
She said students are unaware of the election’s importance.
“This upcoming election is vital to the success of our country for the next two years, and with TurboVote helping students get their voices heard, it’s an invaluable tool,” Sebba said. She assured students that “TurboVote takes two minutes to sign up for and truly makes fulfilling your civic duty fast and easy.”
She encourages both registered and un- registered students to sign up with TurboVote at shu.turbovote.org. The deadline for registration in New Jersey is Oct. 14 and Election Day is Nov. 4.
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