IUPUC to Host Voter Registration Event as Part of Constitution Day Festivities on September 17

September 5, 2019
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As part of its annual participation in Constitution Day, this year IUPUC is honoring the 100th Anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment by hosting a voter registration drive at the Columbus Learning Center from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. The event will include music, historical information about the suffrage movement, a lecture, and a birthday cake to celebrate.

The 19th Amendment was approved by the House of Representatives in May of 1919, and by the Senate two weeks later. It took a full year for the amendment to be ratified by the necessary 36 states, but in November of 2020 more than eight million women voted in the elections for the first time. 

“My grandmother is 97. She was three years old when women gained the right to vote, so women in the U.S. are only a couple generations away from not being able to vote,” said Lesley Bradley, Coordinator, Office for Women at IUPUC. “Our voices are so powerful, we as women need to embrace that and make sure we register and vote in every election.”

The public is encouraged to attend this free event and share in the celebration of this historic milestone in the history of our nation. For those interested in registering to vote, you must:

  • Have a valid Indiana Driver's License or Indiana State Identification Card.
  • Be a citizen of the United States.
  • Be at least 18 years old on or before the next general, municipal or special election. (A 17-year-old may register and vote in the primary election if the voter turns 18 on or before the next general or municipal election.)
  • Have lived in your precinct for at least 30 DAYS before the next general, municipal, or special election.
  • Not currently imprisoned after being convicted of a crime.

For more information about this event, please contact Dr. Doug Gardner at dggardne@iupuc.edu or 812-348-7206.