As Nov. 7 approaches, election efforts have commenced on campus.
National Voter Registration Day, Sept. 19, brought campus groups to the Student Union and the Pit to connect, inform and register voters ahead of the upcoming Election Day.
“This is a non-partisan civic holiday initiative to get folks excited about and bring more attention to registering to vote,” Natasha Young, leadership development program coordinator of the Student Life & Leadership (SLL), said.
Campus organizations such as SLL and the North Carolina Public Interest Research Group (NCPIRG) communicated information to possible voters on campus.
They spoke about registration and explained that students can register to vote in person through campus organizations or online through the N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles' website.
To vote in U.S. federal, local and state elections in North Carolina, an individual must have U.S citizenship, meet the state's residency requirements, be 18 years or older and register by the deadline. The voter registration deadline is Oct. 13 for municipal elections taking place on Nov. 7.
In addition to registering voters, campus groups also informed students about changes to the voting process such as how, as of this year, photo ID is required to vote in North Carolina.
The Orange County Board of Elections is offering free voter ID cards to eligible voters at their offices in Hillsborough.
Thanks to efforts from UNC staff members, Young, who headed SLL's table at the event, said students can now use their physical One Cards to fill the requirement.