Capital University will team up with WBNS-10TV on Wednesday, September 19, to support active citizenship by making it easy to register to vote in the November 6 general election.
All voters must be registered by Tuesday, October 9, to be eligible to vote in the November elections. So, we're bringing the 10TV Show You Care and Vote Bus (yes, it's an actual bus) to Capital's campus from 11 am to 1 pm Wednesday on the plaza near Yochum Hall.
The Show You Care and Vote Bus Tour is a 10TV community initiative intended to engage young voters in the election process and get them registered to vote. It's also consistent with Capital's mission to transform lives through higher education by preparing civically engaged and active citizens.
10TV News reporters and anchors will travel on the bus each day to area college campuses to register voters. Resource materials will be distributed at each location to help new voters learn more about the general election process, and a representative from the Secretary of State's Office will be available to facilitate proper registration.
Similar drives were held on Capital's campus prior to elections in 2010 and 2008. According to the Franklin County Board of Elections, you are qualified to register to vote in Ohio if you meet all the following requirements:
- You are a citizen of the United States.
- You will be at least 18 years old on or before the day of the general election.
- You will be a resident of Ohio for at least 30 days immediately before the election in which you want to vote.
- You are not incarcerated (in jail or prison) for a felony conviction.
- You have not been declared incompetent for voting purposes by a probate court.
- You have not been permanently disenfranchised for violations of the election laws.
If you have questions about eligibility, or to register to vote, stop by the voter registration bus on Wednesday. If your schedule prevents you from participating, visit the Ohio Secretary of State's website for more information about voting and how and when to register.