September 21, 2012
The deadline to register for the presidential election via TurboVote is September 25 - National Voter Registration Day. Sign up for a Rollins TurboVote account today!
Since June, TurboVote has been helping Rollins students register to vote. The service is provided
by Democracy Works, Inc., a nonpartisan, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization
devoted to improving civic engagement through the use of technology.
According to their statistics, Rollins is among the nation's leaders in registering students to vote using this service. Nearly 18 percent of the Rollins student body, including students from the Crummer School of Business and Hamilton Holt School, has registered with the site.
Altogether, TurboVote partner schools have signed up 17,489 users—3,128 of them since September 14—representing 2.07 percent of the combined student population of all 52 TurboVote partner schools.
Total sign ups:
1) University of Florida - 2701
2) Miami Dade College - 1331
3) Harvard University - 1304
4) University of Akron - 1256
5) Columbia University - 972
Signs ups/enrollment (under 10,000 total students)
1) Hobart and William Smith Colleges - 23.22%
2) Centre College - 18.74%
3) Harvard University - 18.16%
4) Rollins College - 17.72%
5) Williams College - 17.14%
Sign ups/enrollment (over 10,000 total students)
1) University of Florida - 8.29%
2) University of Akron - 5.11%
3) University of Miami - 4.88
4) UNC-Charlotte - 3.10%
5) Towson University - 2.80%
Rollins’ partnership with TurboVote is part of a larger civic engagement initiative known as the Rollins Democracy Project. Spearheaded by the Office of Community Engagement, the Rollins Democracy Project aims to elevate the level of civic engagement of the Rollins community and get students excited about voting in the upcoming election.
The deadline to register for the presidential election via TurboVote is September 25 - National Voter Registration Day. Register or re-register to vote, request an absentee ballot, or simply opt-in to receive
text and email message about Election Day, polling locations, and information about
what's on the ballot. Sign up for a Rollins TurboVote account today!
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