Kailynn Bannon | Nov. 4
Florida Southern College Democrats and Republicans will be offering free shuttle rides to the polls from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. for the Nov. 8 midterm elections.
This service, arriving outside of the Carlisle Rogers Building, is for any student that wants assistance with voting or may need a ride to polling locations on Election Day.
“[The shuttles] will be running during the day, that way it can take students to the closest polling location and back here onto campus,” College Democrats President Solana Millik said.
Both the College Democrats and Republicans will provide voter guides for students with recommendations on who and what to vote for in the elections according to each organization’s political beliefs.
“It will cover everything from our school board elections, to the governor, to the Florida Supreme Court Justices who are up for retention and all of the amendments as well, especially given that the amendments are often a little hard to understand,” Millik said. “This will kinda give a better baseline of knowledge for students.”
By offering shuttle services and putting together voter registration tabling, both clubs say they are encouraging the student body to make their voices heard in a high-stakes midterm, which will decide the majorities of both the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate.
“The more people we can get out to the voting booths the better. We just really want to see increased participation all across campus.” Millik said.
The shuttles are planned to pick up students on campus and travel to College Heights Methodist Church from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Nov. 8, although times are subject to change.
“I definitely recommend checking the social medias for College Democrats and College Republicans and we’ll make sure to get all those final details [for confirmation of times and pickup locations] posted as soon as possible,” Millik said.
This service has been offered before in the past by the College Democrats and Republicans, and they plan on keeping the tradition going for future elections.
Millik says students are encouraged to email the president for either club or direct message the clubs’ social media accounts with any questions on voting or the shuttle services.