by Olivia Kelley
The deadline to register to vote in the primary election is fast approaching.
Trevecca students who want to vote in the 2016 presidential election should register this week if they haven’t already.
Feb. 1 is the deadline to get registered to vote in the primary election, which takes place on March 1 this year. The election has usually been held in May, so it is important that voters who want to participate get registered this week rather than putting it off.
Allison Clark, coordinator of voter registration and education for Trevecca, hopes to see as many students as possible get registered this week.
“Voting allows us to speak into what we want our country to look like. You may not feel like your one vote will matter, but when you take the initiative to vote, those around you will too, and that can really make a difference,” Clark said.
There are several ways to get registered. To get a voter registration form, click here, print off the form, and mail it to the address listed for you state. To see if your state allows you to register online, click here, find your state, and follow the instructions to register online.
If you are from out of state, you will need to get an absentee ballot to vote in the primaries. Once you are registered, you can click here and fill out the online form to get your ballot.