Anthony Garcia was not registered to vote before last month. Judy Landress and Ruth Falck sat in the Harvin Center on DMC East Campus and helped students register to vote.
The Texas primaries are approaching, which means it is time for students to register to vote. If a student is not currently a registered voter, James Klein, associate professor of history at Del Mar College has made it available on campus.
Last year 13% of young adults, ages 18-25, voted in the Texas primaries, last Nov. In effort to change this statistic, and increase the number of young voters, Klein and other volunteers has made voting registration available to DMC students. Klein has voter registration forms available in his office in Room 224 in Heritage Hall on the DMC East campus. For convenience, Klein will also turn in student voter registration forms.
“We refer to our political system as a representative democracy,” Klein said. “People need to participate in elections for that system to be representative.”
According to the Caller Times, fewer than 31 percent of 189,919 registered voters in Nueces County took part in the 2014 elections.
The last day to register to vote in the primaries is Oct. 5. Early voting will run Oct. 19-30. Election Day is Nov. 3. The general elections will be held Nov. 8, 2016. The last day to register for the general election is Oct. 11, 2016.
For more information regarding voter registration, visit Klein in his office or contact him at 698-1368 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.