CUNY Sponsors Voter Registration Effort October 10 Deadline Nears

September 24, 1997 | The University

The City University of New York’s system-wide non-partisan voter registration initiative is helping to make sure all eligible members of the university community are registered. October 10 is the deadline for new voters to register with the New York City Board of Elections.

Among the campus events scheduled for the final registration push will be:

  • A voting machine demonstration for first-time voters and a special voter registration table at Brooklyn College, Bedford Avenue and Avenue H in Brooklyn, on October 6 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • An all-day intensified registration effort by the Queens College Student Association and the New York Public Research Group (NYPIRG) at Queens College’s Campus Fest on Wednesday and Thursday September 24 and 25 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the Quad, 65-30 Kissena Boulevard in Flushing.
  • A week-long voter registration activity sponsored by Baruch College’s Hispanic Society and Caribbean Society in the Lobby of the college’s Library and Technology Center at 151 E. 25th Street from Monday, September 22 through Friday September 26 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • A voter registration table on campus manned by Queensborough Community College students and NYPIRG members during club hours every Wednesday from 1-3 p.m. through October 8, at Springfield Boulevard and 56th Avenue in Bayside.

CUNY’s university-wide Voter Registration program, which started in 1987, urges students to register to vote when they register for class. Students are given many other opportunities as well. Voter registration forms have been distributed not only to the 200,000 current students but to all CUNY applicants, through inclusion in CUNY’s Freshman Admission Guide. The form is available online on CUNY’s Internet home page (http://www.cuny.edu). In addition, some 45 student newspapers received camera-ready copies of the voter registration form this week, and a letter encouraging them to publish it to remind students to register before the October 10 deadline and to vote in the November 4 election.