National Constitution Day 2020: Virtual Voter Assistance & Remote Activities

September 17 is Constitution Day. This day commemorates the September 17, 1787 signing of the United States Constitution. Each educational institution that receives Federal funds (including Madison College) is required to hold an educational program about the U.S. Constitution for its students. There are three ways to engage with Constitution Day this year.

Presentation by Dr. Maurice Sheppard

Dr. Maurice Sheppard, political science instructor, has recorded a short presentation about the history & relevance of the US Constitution. You can watch Dr. Sheppard’s presentation. Captions are included with the recording.

Mailed Constitution Day packets

Students can request a mailed packet of Constitution Day resources until September 18, 2020. The packet will include:

  • A pocket-sized copy of the US Constitution
  • A student voter guide for upcoming elections
  • A "cootie catcher" game about the Bill of Rights
  • A resource to make a voting action plan for November 3 Virtual Voter Assistance

Voter Support

Experienced voter registration volunteers will be available online to help students with registering to vote or checking registration status, requesting an absentee ballot, finding a polling place, and more.

Students can drop in at any time between 1-3 p.m. with pre-registration.

They can also schedule an appointment between 1-3 pm, and a link will be e-mailed to them.

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