UNC-Chapel Hill received a $900 grant from ASG for voter mobilization at the meeting, said Fields Pierce, a delegate for UNC-CH appointed by student government’s executive branch.
UNC-CH student Anita Simha, ASG’s vice president for campus community, gave a presentation on voter engagement and said the grant money will help fund voter registration efforts on campus. Early voting begins statewide Oct. 23.
During the presentation, ASG leaders emphasized the importance of having students participate in an election that is key on both a state and national level, with one of the country’s closest U.S. Senate races.
Simha said the association is taking a four-pronged approach to voting: voter registration, motivation, misinformation and mobilization. Voter registration drives occur on a daily basis at UNC-CH, she said.