Alcorn prepares to vote in the presidential election on November 6

Alcorn prepares to vote in the presidential election on November 6

With Presidential elections being just a few days away, Alcorn State University students, faculty and staff prepare to exercise their constitutional right on November 6. This year, Mississippi will also vote for one United States Senate seat, four U.S. House of Representatives Congressional seats, and several judicial seats.

To educate students on the importance of voting and to raise awareness, several organizations on campus held voter registration drives where students received information on the upcoming election and registered to vote.

“I attended the presidential debate watch party hosted by the Office of Educational Equity and Inclusion and Diversity Champions,” shared Tiffany Haynes, a senior majoring in psychology. “I think it was a great idea for students to get together before the debate and discuss what their expectations are. We watched the debate and had another discussion on whether our expectations were fulfilled, and what we agreed and disagreed with.”

Giovonni Davis, a freshman majoring in criminal justice, added that he liked that “several professors encouraged their students to watch the debates and get educated about the upcoming election by giving assignments based on the debates.”

President of the Alcorn Chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Darian Carral, a sophomore majoring in ag economics, said, “The Alcorn NAACP Chapter is excited about this year’s elections. We invite Alcorn students to come out and participate in the rally the day before the elections to raise awareness and encourage people to vote.” The rally will be held between 12 noon and 1:00 p.m. on November 5, in the Dr. Clinton Bristow Jr. Dining Facility.

Justin Mathis, admission counselor and advisor for the Alcorn Chapter of NAACP added, “We also invite everybody to join us for the election party that will take place on election day at 5 p.m. in the James L. Bolden Campus Union in the area adjacent to Student Affairs.”

Alcorn students encourage everyone to let your voice be heard on November 6.