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LCC to Host Community Voter Registration Drive April 1

March 30, 2015

Lansing, MICH - Lansing Community College (LCC) and a coalition of community organizations are making it easy for students, staff, and community members to register to vote by holding a voter registration drive on Wednesday, April 1.

The drive will take place from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. in the Gannon Building Common's on LCC’s downtown campus.

"Less than 25 percent of 18 to 29 year olds are registered to vote nationally," said LCC President Dr. Brent Knight. "Involving students in the electoral process is important, and holding registration drives will create a culture of civic participation. Registering to vote is the first step in that process."

On May 5, Michigan voters will be asked to vote for or against Proposal 15-1 to fix Michigan's roads. The measure, upon voter approval, would increase the state's sales tax from six percent to seven percent, but eliminate the sales tax on gasoline, for the purpose of increasing transportation infrastructure funding.

Lansing Community College does not have a position for or against this proposal. The drive is simply to get community members registered to vote.

The deadline for registering to vote for the May 5 ballot proposal is April 6. To view the ballot proposal language, visit lwvmi.org. This information and other proposals can also be accessed through VOTE411.org.

About Lansing Community College

Lansing Community College is Michigan's third largest community college with approximately 20,000 students attending each year. LCC offers courses in general education for those interested in transferring to a four-year institution, career and workforce development, developmental education and personal enrichment. To meet the professional development and training needs of regional employees, the college offers customized programs for credit, non-credit and continuing education. The University Center at LCC offers students the opportunity to earn bachelor’s and master’s degrees from six partner universities on the downtown LCC campus. For more information, visit lcc.edu.

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