Name of Engagement

Aug '15: JMU campus now comprises a voting precinct in the City of Harrisonburg

Contact Information

Dukes Vote

Contact Details

dukesvote@jmu.edu

Description

Effective August 2015, the JMU campus now comprises a voting precinct in the City of Harrisonburg. The new polling place at Convocation Center opened for the first time for the Presidential Primary on March 1, 2016. The project was coordinated via DukesVote. A unique body, DukesVote is comprised of the chairs of the major political student organizations (Carter Black, College Democrats; Olivia Gibson, College Republicans, Madison Liberty; Helen Land, VA21), the SGA’s Legislative Action Committee chair (Matt Mueller), faculty from the Civic Engagement Committee (Marshall Pattie, Meg Mulrooney), and the Director of Student Activities (Kristin Muncy). Dr. Hyong Yeom and students from SOWK 467: Social Work Process, a class that annually incorporates a voter registration project, also participated: Tamarus Crutchfield; Alison Cohan; Amanda Bresnahan; and Ashley Balamuta. The group also:

Web Presence

https://www.jmu.edu/news/2015/11/03-new-voting-precinct.shtml

Involvement

Involves Students, Involves Participants External to JMU

Scope

JMU Only

Date

Academic Year AY '15-'16

Frequency

Ongoing (Currently in existence, year round)

Primary Focus of Program

Governance and Public Policy

Areas of Engagement

Civic Engagement

Format

Student Organization

On/Off campus

On campus

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