FAU Partners with TurboVote for Upcoming Election
BOCA RATON, FL (September 18, 2012) – Florida Atlantic University and TurboVote have reached an agreement to partner for the upcoming 2012 presidential election on Tuesday, November 6. TurboVote is a web based service provided by the non-profit organization Democracy Works, Inc. that allows users to request voter registration materials and absentee ballots online and even receive reminders of election dates and poll closings via text messages.
“Because FAU’s partnership with TurboVote will make it more convenient for our students to register to vote and to vote absentee, it will make it easier for them to participate in the electoral process and in turn help them become more involved citizens,” said Kevin Lanning, Ph.D., professor of psychology in the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College at FAU. “This is central to our mission as a public university.”
FAU encourages students to become knowledgeable about civic issues and the importance of voting as a means to practicing good citizenship. FAU is helping students, faculty and staff register to vote and providing various opportunities for the University community to be informed at the ballot box leading up to Election Day.
This free service is sponsored by the FAU President’s Office, Student Government, Weppner Center for Civic Engagement & Service, and the Division of Student Affairs.
-FAU-Florida Atlantic University, established in 1961, officially opened its doors in 1964 as the fifth public university in Florida. Today, the University, with an annual economic impact of $6.3 billion, serves more than 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students at sites throughout its six-county service region in southeast Florida. FAU’s world-class teaching and research faculty serves students through 10 colleges: the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters, the College of Business, the College for Design and Social Inquiry, the College of Education, the College of Engineering and Computer Science, the Graduate College, the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing and the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science. FAU is ranked as a High Research Activity institution by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The University is placing special focus on the rapid development of three signature themes – marine and coastal issues, biotechnology and contemporary societal challenges – which provide opportunities for faculty and students to build upon FAU’s existing strengths in research and scholarship. For more information, visit www.fau.edu.