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What is #BruinVote16?

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#BruinVote16 is a student-led initiative designed to encourage fellow students to educate themselves on the issues and make their voices heard through their vote on November 8. This initiative is tied to #CollegeDebate16, a national, non-partisan initiative to empower young voters to identify issues and engage peers in the presidential election process.

 

#BruinVote16 Events

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  • Thu
    25
    Aug
    2016
    4:00pm-6:00pmThe Lawn

    Learn more, ask questions and see how you can get involved with #BruinVote16.

  • Sat
    27
    Aug
    2016
    10:30 amThe Lawn

    Not registered to vote? Get registered so you can make your voice heard!

  • Wed
    07
    Sep
    2016
    10:00am-10:50amBeaman A&B

    Hear Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett speak on the importance of becoming involved in the political process and the first step of that—registering to vote. Speaking engagement will be followed by a voter registration fair.

  • Wed
    14
    Sep
    2016
    6:00 pmLarge Theatre in Johnson Center

    Watch acclaimed film that highlights the importance of civil discourse.

  • Tue
    20
    Sep
    2016
    Time and location TBD

    Hear fellow students discuss the issues most relevant to our generation.

  • Mon
    26
    Sep
    2016
    8:00 pmBeaman Lobby

    Watch the first presidential debate live from Hofstra University.

  • Tue
    27
    Sep
    2016
    1-4pmMaddox Grand Atrium

    Stop by this fair to meet people from various political parties and student organizations. Also, get registered so you can make your voice heard!

  • Fri
    30
    Sep
    2016
    10:00 amBeaman A&B

    Come hear the Hon. Fabian Bedne, the only sitting Latino councilman of the Metro Nashville council, speak about civic engagement, especially for New Americans. This event will be for "Global Citizenship/Diversity" convocation credit.

  • Tue
    04
    Oct
    2016
    8:00 pmBeaman A&B

    Watch the VP debate live from Longwood University.

  • Wed
    05
    Oct
    2016
    5:00pm-6:30pmVince Gill Room

    Come hear leading voices in politics discuss the growing influence women have on the political landscape. Scheduled to appear are Metro Council Member for the 18th District Burkley Allen, Chairman of the Metro Nashville Board of Education Dr. Sharon Gentry, and Tennessee State Senator Thelma Harper.

  • Sun
    09
    Oct
    2016
    8:00 pmSmall theatre in Johnson Center

    Watch the second presidential debate live from Washington University.

  • Fri
    14
    Oct
    2016
    10:00 amInman Health Science Building 211

    The focus of this nonpartisan convo will be to explore these topics and also to learn about resources to help you understand election year processes and think critically about your involvement

  • Mon
    17
    Oct
    2016
    10:00 amJAAC 4094 C

    Anger, despair, cynicism, ignorance, taking sides… surely there are other options for citizenship coming from conviction.  How will this democratic experiment turn out and what part will we play in 2016? In his book Healing the Heart of Democracy, Parker J. Palmer reclaims the five habits of the heart proposed by Alexis de Tocqueville.  Come and explore the five habits, moving station to station, discussing how to develop deeply ingrained ways of seeing, being, and responding to life so as to sustain our democracy.

  • Mon
    17
    Oct
    2016
    10:00am-10:50amMCWH114

    Hear Nashville's former two-term Mayor speak about his time as a public servant and the importance of your vote.

  • Wed
    19
    Oct
    2016
    10:00 amMBC109

    Come hear from Councilwoman At Large Sharon Hurt as she discusses her involvement in the democratic process, from her undergraduate sorority all of the way to her position on the Metropolitan Council.

  • Wed
    19
    Oct
    2016
    4:00pm-5:00pmJAAC 1034

    When there are more than two choices ("candidates") under consideration in a vote, various voting methods are commonly used to determine the winning choice.  For example, listing top college sports teams and selecting a host site for the Olympics use voting methods that involve ranking candidates to determine the winner.  Ideally, the voting method used for a given situation accurately measures the "will of the people."  During this interactive session, we will explore several different voting methods and consider advantages and shortcomings of each.  We will also briefly hear of some actual examples from recent years, including a vote about voting in Great Britain and U.S. Presidential elections since 1992.

    Convocation: Society and the Arts & Sciences    Speaker: Dr. Mike Pinter

  • Wed
    19
    Oct
    2016
    8:00 pmBeaman A&B

    Watch the final presidential debate live from UNLV. WKRN will be broadcasting live, and anchor and "This Week" host Bob Mueller will lead a discussion following the debate.

  • Wed
    26
    Oct
    2016
    10:00am-10:50amMcWhorter 108

    The political world is inundated with data. Between open government data sets detailing every vote, committee membership, and campaign contribution, and the vast swathes of data that the government has on us, the political process is truly driven by data. We'll discuss the data open to us as citizens which can help us stay informed, as well as the data politicians use to optimize their campaign process.

    Convocation: Society and the Arts & Sciences    Speaker: Grayson Carroll

  • Mon
    31
    Oct
    2016
    10:00 amThe Chapel

    Come hear Barbara Williams-Skinner, former executive director of the Congressional Black Caucus and former chair of the board of the Christian Community Development Association, speak to politics and religion.

  • Tue
    01
    Nov
    2016
    6:00 pmBeaman A&B

    Hear student leaders from Democrat, Republican, Libertarian and Green parties discuss the platforms and ideals of their parties, as led by the Tennessean's David Plazas. This may be your last chance to hear the ideals of each before election day!

  • Tue
    08
    Nov
    2016
    8:00 pmBeaman A&B

    Join your fellow students as we watch the results roll in on election night. Pizza, snacks and drinks will be offered to sustain you for what could be a late night!

Resources

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How do I register to vote?

Find information on how to register to vote here.

 

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How, when and where do I vote?

Find out all the key dates and deadlines for your home state here.

Find where you are supposed to vote (your polling place) here.

If you are out-of-state on election day, learn how to cast an absentee ballot here.

 

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How do I decide who to vote for?

Take a quiz on the issues to see which candidates’ views line up best with your own here.

Read candidate profiles, daily briefings and news on the candidates and the election here.

 

Who are the candidates?

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Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton

Democratic Party

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Donald Trump

Donald Trump

Republican Party

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Jill Stein

Jill Stein

Green Party

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Gary Johnson

Gary Johnson

Libertarian Party

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Have Questions?

If you have a comment or question about #BruinVote16, please contact riley.wallace@pop.belmont.edu or chris.dickerson@pop.belmont.edu.

 

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#BruinVote16 is a student-led initiative of Belmont Univeristy