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C-SPAN Bus to Stop at Otterbein University on Thursday, Sept. 15

September 12, 2016
Otterbein University

Student group will host voter registration information on campuses this week.

Westerville, OH—Otterbein University will host the C-SPAN Campaign 2016 Bus from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 15, in the parking lot of the Campus Center, 100 W. Home St. The stop is part of its Road to the White House Tour.

The 45-foot customized bus with an interactive media presentation center travels the country, introducing students and educators to C-SPAN’s programs and resources and foster informed discussion of government and public affairs. The bus utilizes touchscreen technology, with participants even having the opportunity to be on camera and learn how C-SPAN works, with the chance to earn giveaways.

Otterbein is one of only three universities in Ohio scheduled as stops on the tour. Ohio Northern University and Wright State University are the other stops. 

Additionally, Raise Your Voice, a bipartisan student organization at Otterbein, will partner with groups on campus to hold voter education events throughout the semester, including campus viewing events and discussions for all of the presidential and vice presidential debates.

According to The Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement, twenty-one percent of all eligible voters are 18 to 29 years old, and one-third of that age group is eligible to vote in a presidential election for the first time in 2016. That’s 16.9 million potential new voters in 2016. 

With Ohio’s voter registration deadline less than a month away on Oct. 11, Raise Your Voice will host voter registration information tables on campus at these times: 

   • Thursday, Sept. 15, in the Campus Center from 11-1 and 5:30-7:30pm

   • Friday, Sept. 16, in Campus Center and Library during lunch

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