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Today is your last chance: Students must register now to help protect marriage equality

If you are a student at UNC, you should vote against N.C. Amendment One. (More on this in a moment.)

If you plan to vote on May 8, you must register by today.
If you’ve lived in North Carolina for 30 days, are 18 years old and aren’t a convicted felon, you can register to vote in North Carolina.

It’s not hard. You can pick up a voter registration form at Davis Library.

You can also download one online. (Google “Orange County North Carolina voter registration.”)
Then, just mail the form to this address:

Orange Co. Board of Elections.
P.O. Box 220
Hillsborough, N.C. 27278.

Here’s why every single UNC student should oppose Amendment One: It would hurt UNC’s ability to recruit top faculty and students.

The amendment, which would make both gay and heterosexual civil unions illegal, would send the message that North Carolina is an anti-progressive, backward state.

And if UNC can’t stay competitive, all of our degrees will be less valuable in 20 years. This is true whether or not you identify as LGBTQ.

If you miss the registration deadline, you can still vote, but not on election day. You’ll have to visit one of the early voting sites in the area, where you can both register and vote.

Here are some times and locations for early voting:

Ram’s Head Dining Hall
2nd floor
Weekdays: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Carrboro Town Hall
301 W. Main St.
Weekdays: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Seymour Senior Center
2551 Homestead Road
Chapel Hill
Weekdays: 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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