Vote, October 30, 2014
Tuesday November 4 is Election Day. People in other countries are fighting and dying for the privilege of having a say in the running of their government. Our own voting rights here in the U.S. were hard won by generations of Americans before us. There is simply no legitimate excuse for those of us who now have this privilege to forego it. And now our Larimer County Clerk has made it incredibly easy for members of the CSU community to participate in this election — there is a voting center set up in the North Ballroom of the Lory Student Center where you can drop off your ballot, get a replacement ballot if you don’t have one, change your address or register to vote. In fact, you can register and vote in the same trip! It’s open today, tomorrow and Monday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Election Day.
(At this point, it’s probably too late to mail your ballot and guarantee it will be received in time, so dropping it off is strongly encouraged. Ballots received after 7 p.m. on November 4 won’t be counted, even if the postmark shows you mailed it earlier.)
If you’re not on campus, you can find additional information about other places to vote in Larimer County.
If you want to know more about some of the issues on the ballot, here you go.
And in case you need one more reason, your student government, ASCSU, has helped organize the Rocky Mountain VOTE-Down — a friendly competition between students at CU-Boulder, Metro State and CSU to see which campus can get the largest student voter turnout. So students, your vote counts in more ways than one.
Dr. Tony Frank
P.S. To all of you Cardinal fans out there, I just want to add a brief reminder that this is yet another season where the Cubs and Cardinals finished essentially in the same place — not making it to the World Series.
Dr. Tony Frank