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Previous College Student Voting Program Activities

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Previous College Student Voting Program activities

AASCU Voter Registration Grant Project

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Photo taken by Matthew S. Gunby, Salisbury Daily Times

Student Katie Kwashnik helps another student register to vote (Fall 2006)


Fall 2006

A Voter Registration/Absentee Ballot Application Drive was held on our campus.  This drive was conducted by our Voter Registration Student Team, who are taking part in our one credit civic engagement seminar on college student voting. This team was led by Dr. Harry Basehart and Dr. Creston Long (History). 

232 Voter Registration Forms and 240 Absentee Ballot Applications were completed and submitted.

The drive was coordinated by student Adam Meehan. Team members included the following 12 students: Patrick Armstrong, Helen Dalphonse,
Melanie Hassler, Katherine Kwashnik, Harrison Lytle, Adam Miller,
Rachel Pusey, Katelyn Rozenbroek,
Courtney Shirvana, Nick Stevens,
Isra Taha and Josh Wick.

This year PACE participated in a national research project sponsored by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) and Young Voter Strategies (YVS) at George Washington University. The purpose of the research was to evaluate the effectiveness of classroom-based registration, which has been preferred by PACE, as well as other voter registration methods.



Spring 2006

Dr. Harry Basehart taught a 1-credit civic engagement seminar, "Maryland Votes - Student Involvement in Maryland Politics & Elections" to 6 students. The seminar focused on the question, “What can be done to encourage Salisbury University students to become more involved in Maryland’s primary and general elections?”
 


Fall 2005

A Voter Registration/Absentee Ballot Application Drive was held on our campus.  This drive was conducted by our Voter Registration Student Team, who are taking part in our one credit civic engagement seminar on college student voting. 27 voter registration forms were processed. This team was led by Dr. Harry Basehart and Carrie Kellams (PACE's 2005 - 2006 Thomas E. Bellavance Intern). Team members included the following students: Mary Cieplak, Adam Felch, Wendy Haughwout, Kailee McCoy, Adam Meehan, Obha Osman, Christian Passo, Kristin Schaech, Corey Unangst, Kasey Wright and Daniel Zimmer.

In addition, Dr. Michael O'Loughlin and a student, Corey Unangst, updated a report examining college Student voter registration laws that he and another student had written in June 2001 and revised in June 2004. Click here to link to the updated report (March 2006) and the two earlier versions of this Democracy and College Student Voting report


Fall 2004

A Voter Registration/Absentee Ballot Application Drive was held on our campus from September 20 through October 1, 2004. This drive was conducted by our Voter Registration Student Team, who are taking part in our one credit civic engagement seminar on college student voting.  This team was led by Dr. Harry Basehart and Owen Jarvis (PACE's 2004 - 2005 Thomas E. Bellavance Intern). Team members included the following students: Trisha Benton, Shanley Crutchfield, Joel Dixon, Ryan Grimes, Jennifer Hoffman, Sarah Hund, Carrie Kellams, Melissa Lauer, Colleen Maynard, Megan McElroy, Brian Milsted, Tyler Patton, Larry Senior, Sandra Stoner, Sara Todd, and Monet Whaley.

Thirty-seven faculty invited our team to visit their classes. In all the team visited 102 classes and talked about the importance of voting. They also helped students fill out voter registration forms and absentee ballot applications. In addition, the team staffed a table in the Commons, near the Dining Hall during the dinner rush, and helped students fill out voter registration forms and absentee ballot applications. In total 679 students filled out absentee ballot applications and 353 students filled out voter registration forms.


Spring 2004

For a two week period during the Spring 2004 semester (February 2 - 13) a team of students mentored by Dr. Harry Basehart (PACE) worked on a Voter Registration/Absentee Ballot Application Drive. The student team was led by Brian Young (PACE's Thomas E. Bellavance Intern). They staffed tables at strategic locations around the campus and assisted students with filling out voter registration forms and absentee ballot application forms. In total 5 students filled out absentee ballot applications and 6 students filled out voter registration forms.

In addition, Dr. Michael O'Loughlin and a student, Michelle Weiler, updated a report that he and another student had written in Spring of 2001 (see Fall 2000 section below). This updated report examines College Student Voter Registration Laws. Their report, finalized in June 2004 "Democracy and College Student Voting, Revised Edition" can be viewed by clicking on the title.


Fall 2003

For a two week period during the Fall 2003 semester (September 15 - September 26) a team of students mentored by Dr. Harry Basehart (PACE) worked on a Voter Registration/Absentee Ballot Application Drive. The student team included Brian Young (team leader), Anthony Cirillo, Chris Beal, and Michele Vinbury. They visited classrooms and discussed the importance of voting and registering students to vote. They staffed tables at strategic locations around the campus and assisted students with filling out voter registration forms and absentee ballot application forms. In total 85 students filled out voter registration forms.


Fall 2002

During the Fall 2002 semester a team of students mentored by Dr. Harry Basehart (PACE) and Barry King (Student Affairs and Institute for Service Learning) worked on a Voter Registration/Absentee Ballot Application Drive. The student team included Ron Cirillo (team leader), Anthony Cirillo, Melissa Cirillo, Elizabeth Hays, Haley Hurson, Rachael Laurie, Alice Wilkerson and Brian Young.  In total 418 students filled out absentee ballot applications and 202 students filled out voter registration forms.


Fall 2001

During the Fall 2001 semester a team of students mentored by Dr. Harry Basehart (PACE), Barry King (Student Affairs) and John Shortt (Institute for Service Learning) worked on a Voter Registration/Absentee Ballot Application Drive. The student team included Jamie Bartlett, Jamie Birkett, Randy Bones, Jeffrey Michael, Sara Paterni and Elizabeth Wood.  In total 80 students filled out voter registration forms.


Fall 2000

During the Fall 2000 semester, a team of students mentored by Dr. Harry Basehart (PACE), Dr. Francis Kane (PACE), Barry King (Student Affairs) and John Shortt (Institute for Service Learning) worked on a Voter Registration/Absentee Ballot Application Drive. The student team included Jenn Abatello, Brad Bronson, Kelly Kolwicz, Nicole Oswald, Cinthya Pena, Mike Torreyson, Ron VanBellen and Amy Wagner. In total 667 students filled out absentee ballot applications and 294 students filled out voter registration forms.

During the Fall 2000 and the Spring 2001 semesters Dr. Michael O'Loughlin and a student, Michael Haslup, along with project team members (Beth Fox and Erin Fitzsimmons) worked on a research project that examined College Student Voter Registration laws. Their report, finalized in June 2001, "Democracy and College Student Voting" can be viewed by clicking on the report title.

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