Active Citizen Series to host ‘Deliberative Dialogue’ event on whether your vote matters

Students, faculty and staff are invited to take part in this dialogue on Monday, February 26th at 4:30pm in Lakeside 212

As part of the Active Citizen Series, the Kernodle Center for Civic Life, Elon Votes!, the Council on Civic Engagement and Elon Political Engagement Work Group will host a “Deliberative Dialogue – Does My Vote Really Matter?” event on Monday, Feb. 26, at 4:30 p.m. in Lakeside 212.

Advanced registration is required.

Voting is how we choose our leaders and pass local laws.  Is voting a duty or a choice? Data on the voting habits of different demographic groups reveals that older, white individuals cast their ballots at higher rates compared to other voters. What is it about voting that inspires us to participate or turn away? What makes people question whether their vote matters or decide voting is not worth the effort?

In this conversation, we will talk about what leads us to choose to vote or to choose not to vote.

A Deliberative Dialogue is an opportunity for students, faculty, staff and community members to gather and exchange diverse viewpoints and experiences to seek a shared understanding of a challenge facing our society and to search for common ground for action.

This event is limited to the first 80 people to register at this link

The Active Citizen Series is designed to cultivate the next generation of informed leaders who will help strengthen communities and shape our democracy. The series allows students to gain a deeper understanding of how government works and to develop the necessary skills to engage in civil discourse across political divides.