Where to vote on November 5th
This Tuesday is Election Day! The Bowdoin College Evergreens, Envirocitizen, Bowdoin Women's Association, and Bowdoin Democrats have been working hard to make it as easy as possible for Bowdoin students to get to the polls. In 1998, less than 20% of citizens ages 18-25 voted on Election Day. Let's beat that record this year. There will be free voter vans all day on Tuesday leaving from the Polar Bear and an informational table in Smith Union providing non-partisan information about candidates.
The vote of young people is often suppressed. It's important to know your rights as a citizen of the United States. Here are all the things you need to know to vote in Brunswick on Tuesday:
1. Bowdoin Students, who are U.S. citizens, can vote in their college town.
2. You do NOT need a Maine drivers' license.
3. If you are registered to vote at your current dorm address, simply show up at the correct polling place (or take a FREE voter van from the Polar Bear) and bring your Bowdoin I.D.
4. If you are not registered to vote, you can register at the polls. You will need to bring your student I.D. and sign an affidavit at the polls verifying that you live in Maine.
5. If anyone says you cannot vote, ask for a challenge ballot. A challenge ballot allows you to vote and lets lawyers decide if it is legal - it IS legal for students to vote in their college town.
The Bowdoin campus is divided into four districts. Brunswick Apartments and
Harpswell Apartments are in District 2 and vote at Brunswick High School on Maquoit Road. District 5 votes at the Recreation Center on 30 Federal Street, and includes Pine Street Apartments and Smith House. District 6 consists of Appleton, Burnett, Cleveland Street Apartments, Coleman, Helmreich, Howell, Hyde, Maine, Moore, Stowe Inn, and Winthrop. District 6 votes at the Union Street School on the corner of Cumberland and Union Street. District 7 votes at the Coffin School on Barrows Drive and includes 7 Boody Street, Baxter, Chamberlain Hall, Coles Tower, Howard Hall, Johnson House, Ladd, MacMillan, Mayflower Apartments, Quinby House, Stowe Hall, and the Russworm African American Center. Remember you can always take a free voter van that will bring you directly to your polling place.
Remind your friends to vote on Tuesday!.