Students receive a sweet reward when they register to vote this week

October 03, 2017

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – In conjunction with the University Park Undergraduate Association's (UPUA) PSU Votes week, Oct. 2-6, the Center for Character, Conscience, and Public Purpose is encouraging students to register to vote by offering a certificate for one free cone at the Creamery when a student registers to vote at one of five locations on campus this week.

  • 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4, Ground Floor Stage of the HUB
  • 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4: Peggy Grande guest speaker at Freeman Auditorium. 
  • 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5, Ground Floor Stage of the HUB
  •  8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5: College Republican/College Democrat debate, 233 HUB
  • 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6, outside Berkey Creamery

The center, a unit of Penn State Student Affairs, will give away 700 Creamery certificates on a first-come, first-served basis. Students who are already registered to vote can provide proof of registration to receive a certificate by visiting their state’s voter registration page.

Penn State encourages eligible students to be engaged citizens by participating in elections and understanding the issues that will affect them today and in the future. In order to vote in this year’s Nov. 7 election and have their voices heard, students are reminded that they need to register by Oct. 10.

Students living on or off campus can register in Centre County with their local address to vote at a State College precinct. Many students living in residence halls will vote at a location in the HUB, but students should confirm the location of their precinct on their voter registration card or by checking the State College precinct map.

In addition to assisting with registration, the week will include events aimed helping students learn more about the issues and candidates. 

Students who aren’t able to register in-person this week can also register online by Oct. 10. 

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Last Updated October 09, 2017