Bowdoin has a new “engagement election fellow,” a student who is leading a voter registration push on campus this semester and laying down a basic infrastructure for future voter-registration efforts.
The McKeen Center for the Common Good created the position last spring, hiring Liam Gunn ’17 to take charge of signing students up to vote in Maine or in their home states. Gunn is also tasked with helping students get up to speed on national issues and Maine ballot questions.
Gunn and his campus partners last night organized a debate viewing party in Jack Magee’s Pub, where a voter registration table was set up. Today, which is National Voter Registration Day, students are tabling from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Smith Union, helping more students register. Read more about voter registration and education efforts at Bowdoin.