The purpose of the mock election is to promote civic responsibility, remind students to vote in the upcoming election on November 2nd, and to test Student Congress’ new on-line voting system ahead of the first-annual campus-wide election Student Congress Elections scheduled for the Spring of 2011.
GRCC students will have a chance to cast their vote for the various candidates, referendums, and voter initiatives as they will appear… on the ballot when voters head to the polls on Tuesday, November 2, 2010.
In an effort to increase student participation and awareness of Student Congress-lead efforts on campus, the Executive Board has determined the installation of a campus-wide voting system to be necessary. The mock election is the first test deployment of this system. Students will voluntarily conduct this election in an effort to test the logistical feasibility of offering the students a chance to directly elect their student leaders.
Where to Vote
Beginning at 12AM, Monday –October 25th– students can cast their “absentee” vote 24 hours a day on BlackBoard. Additionally the polling locations will be operational from 8AM-8PM, October 25-29 at the following locations;
– 4th Floor Entrance, Main Building
– 2nd Floor Entrance, ATC Building
– Atrium, Tassell M-TEC
– Lobby, Midtown Center
– Atrium, Thompson M-TEC
– Atrium, GVSU Meijer Campus
Byron Center Regional Campus
– Main Entrance, Byron Center Admin Building
Wealthy Learning Corner
Westside Learning Corner
Voters and volunteers qualify for exciting incentives. Students who cast their ballot will automatically be entered in a lottery in which they have the opportunity to win gift cards worth $20 virtually anywhere. The lottery is limited to 10 winners.
Additional incentives exist for students interested in participating as an election volunteer. Volunteers will receive a free, limited print, T-shirt commemorating their service as an official “Mock the Vote 2010” pollster.