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Voter Registration Drive to be held at Lansing Community College September 13-15

September 7, 2016

LANSING, MICH. - In preparation for the November 8 General Election, Lansing City Clerk Chris Swope and Lansing Community College (LCC) announced plans to host a blitz of voter registration and information drives at the College’s Downtown, West and East campuses.

With the Voter Registration deadline of October 11 for the General Election, the Lansing City Clerk's orange voter registration tent will be located outside of the Arts & Sciences building located at LCC's downtown campus September 13-15 from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Voter registration tables are also scheduled at LCC East and West Campuses during peak periods. In addition to having voter registration forms completed on-site, applications and information will be available about absentee voting along with answers to frequently asked questions.

"We need to engage and communicate with first time and infrequent voters," said Lansing City Clerk Chris Swope. "Over 2,000 eighteen to twenty-one years old are estimated not to be registered to vote in the City of Lansing. I am proud to work with Lansing Community College to connect with some of these citizens who may be attending LCC. We want to make it convenient as possible to become engaged."

"Involving students in the electoral process is important, and holding voter registration drives will create a culture of civic participation," said Robert Proctor, chair of the LCC Board of Trustees. "We know that many students attending Lansing Community College must juggle their time to complete their educational goals and meet their work and family obligations. Having our partners on campus will make it easy and convenient for students to register and update their voter information."

For more information regarding voter registration, please visit lansingmi.gov/164/City-Clerk.

About Lansing Community College

Lansing Community College is Michigan's third largest community college with approximately 15,000 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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