Campus and community leaders to vote early at Chapel of the Cross

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Campus and community leaders to vote early at Chapel of the Cross

 

(Chapel Hill, N.C.— Oct. 19, 2015) – Campus and community leaders will gather at Chapel of the Cross on Thursday, Oct. 22, at 5 p.m., to celebrate the first day of early voting in this year’s November municipal and Chapel Hill/Carrboro School Board election. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs Winston Crisp, Mayor Mark Kleinschmidt and Carolina Student Body President Houston Summers will make brief remarks before casting their ballots. The public is invited to attend.

 

Chapel of the Cross was selected as a new early voting site by the Orange County Board of Elections this year following concerns about the accessibility and availability of previously used early voting sites on and near the UNC-Chapel Hill campus.

 

Civic engagement is one of the fundamental values of the Carolina community. As members of this community, students have the power to shape town policy and development. It’s crucial that Carolina students make their voices heard.

 

“It is especially important that students vote in the municipal elections because they are an integral part of the Chapel Hill community,” said Summers.

 

Chapel of the Cross is located at 304 E. Franklin St. Early voting begins on Oct. 22 and concludes on Oct. 31.

 

In addition to Chapel of the Cross, three other sites across Orange County will be open for early voting. For more information about early voting locations and hours, please visit the Orange County Board of Elections website: http://www.orangecountync.gov/2015_November_3_One_stop_Voting_Sites.pdf

 

 

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About the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the nation’s first public university, is a global higher education leader known for innovative teaching, research and public service. A member of the prestigious Association of American Universities, Carolina regularly ranks as the best value for academic quality in U.S. public higher education. Now in its third century, the University offers 78 bachelor’s, 112 master’s, 68 doctorate and seven professional degree programs through 14 schools and the College of Arts and Sciences. Every day, faculty – including two Nobel Laureates, staff and students shape their teaching, research and public service to meet North Carolina’s most pressing needs in every region and all 100 counties. Carolina’s more than 308,000 alumni live in all 50 states and 150 countries.  More than 167,000 live in North Carolina.

 

UNC Student Government contact: Diana Dayal, (919) 924-3619, ddayal@live.unc.edu

Communications and Public Affairs contact: MC VanGraafeiland, (919) 962-7090, mc.vangraafeiland@unc.edu