ALL IN to Vote: How TCU students can register to vote


Students can learn more about registering to vote on the first floor of the Brown-Lupton University Union this Thursday. (Heesoo Yang/Staff Photographer)

By Joey Palmeri

Registering to vote can be complicated, especially amid COVID-19, but TCU is partnering with an organization to encourage students to cast ballots.

ALL In To Vote is an organization whose goal is to help first-time voters learn about how to register and teach them the importance of learning about the process of voting.

Timeka Gordon, the director of inclusiveness and intercultural services and the Community Scholars Program at TCU, talked about the importance of voting and being educated on the voting process for first-time voters.

“The premise behind all that is to encourage college community members, especially students, to register to vote to educate themselves on how to vote,” she said.

Gordon, who is also a volunteer deputy registrar for Tarrant County, said there are three important steps to take to ensure someone is “ALL IN to Vote.”

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The first step is for students to make sure they are registered to vote. Next, students should learn about the voting process and candidates. The final step is casting a ballot.

Students can visit ALL In’s website to check if they are registered or to register. They can also find information about registering, requesting ballots, state voting rules and general election information.

In Tarrant County, residents must provide proof of residency.

An on-campus booth will be available to students for questions and registration help on Thursday, Sept. 17 on the first floor of the Brown-Lupton University Union from 11:30-1:30 p.m. and Thursday, Sept. 24 in the Mary Couts Burnett Library near the bistro from 11:30-1:30 p.m.

Anyone with questions or concerns about ALL IN to Vote can email Timeka Gordon at [email protected]