Election 2016

University Of Houston To Host Millennial Voter Registration Drive Monday Evening

The rally aims to engage students and other young people on major public policy issues affecting them, such as student debt reform.

University of Houston’s main campus will host a voter registration drive for students and other younger voters Monday evening. The rally marks the Houston stop for Go Vote Texas. It’s part of a campaign to register voters between the ages of eighteen and thirty-five.

“We will have people circling the event, asking people whether they’re registered, says Catherine Tassin de Montaigu, an event representative with Go Vote Texas. “If they’re not, they can register right then and there. A part of the presentation will be, if you’re interested in helping us register people to vote, where they can get deputized.”

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The event will include discussions of public policy issues of major concern to millennials. One of the top issues on the agenda: student debt reform.

“We purposefully asked people who’ve recently graduated to talk about higher education debt, one of which is conservative leaning and one of which is progressive leaning,” Tassin de Montaigu says.

Texas voters must register at least thirty days in advance of an election in order to participate. Those who register for the first time at Monday’s rally won’t be eligible to vote in the March 1 primaries.

Tassin de Montaigu says the event is aimed instead at getting young people engaged in time for the general election in November.

The rally will take place Monday, February 15 at 5 p.m. at Calhoun’s Rooftop, at 4701 Calhoun Road, Suite 200, on the University of Houston main campus.

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Andrew Schneider

Andrew Schneider

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Andrew heads Houston Public Media’s coverage of national, state, and local elections. He also reports on major policy issues before the Texas Legislature and county and city governments across Greater Houston. Before taking up his current post, Andrew spent five years as Houston Public Media’s business reporter, covering the oil...

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