UMaine UVote to celebrate National Voter Registration Day

The University of Maine’s nonpartisan campus voting initiative, UMaine UVote, will help register voters Tuesday, Sept. 22, at several locations on campus in celebration of National Voter Registration Day. 

During the civic holiday, volunteers participate in a cross-country effort to register voters in advance of the general election in November. Members of UMaine UVote will host voter registration drives, and provide information about absentee voting, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the University Mall, Stewart Quad and Hilltop Quad.  

The event is part of a semester-long effort to engage the UMaine campus. Over the past few weeks, UMaine “Student Voting Ambassadors” have been talking with hundreds of students about voting and working to register new voters through digital content, Zoom sessions and in-person class announcements. 

Student Voting Ambassadors and other UMaine faculty, students and staff will help the town of Orono administer the election by assisting with election preparations and serving as poll workers. UMaine UVote and the UMaine Political Science Department also are offering grants to host virtual and in-person nonpartisan events about voting and the upcoming election.