Election Day

 

Tomorrow is a big day in the history of our nation! We hope each of you is feeling the excitement, and that those of you who are able have made plans to vote today (or earlier). If you are not yet registered to vote, you may do so at your polling location when you go to vote. You can find your polling location here: http://www.johnson-county.com/dept_auditor.aspx?id=12195 You will also need the following proofs of identity: https://sos.iowa.gov/elections/voterinformation/edr.html 

The results of a presidential election come with many feelings: pride, joy, celebration, but also loss, grief and concern.  We encourage you to embrace the full range of your emotions as you watch the election results.  With this in mind, we also encourage you to celebrate or grieve with grace. This means finding ways to experience your candidate winning or losing while respecting that there are other members of your community who are experiencing the opposite emotion.  As a community, we need to be able to wake up Wednesday morning and move forward together, in the residence halls, the University of Iowa, and beyond.  That means that this evening, and in the days to come, we must move forward with respect for one another and our diverse views on the issues impacting our nation.

UISG Community Expectations for Election Day (Sent via email by Rachel Zuckerman on November 7, 2016)

Fellow University of Iowa students,

Election Day is right around the corner. Following this highly polarizing election season, UISG, GPSG, College Republicans, and University Democrats are calling on our entire student body, in a non-partisan effort, to ensure that we maintain the respect and civility towards each other that underlies what it truly means to be member of the UI community, regardless of the election results.

We respect each and every student's first amendment rights, and this email is not meant to dampen any civil discourse or non-violent protests on campus - in fact, we welcome all students to exercise these rights and express their thoughts, opinions, and beliefs. However, we expect our students to do so in a way that is respectful and honors the rights of all students to do so. We will not tolerate any effort to suppress the voices of any students, any rhetoric utilized to incite violence on our campus, or any physical violence.

If you have not yet voted, we implore each and every one of you to show up to the polls tomorrow and cast your ballot. If you are not yet registered to vote, you may do so at your polling location when you go to vote. You can find your polling location here: https://sos.iowa.gov/elections/voterreg/pollingplace/search.aspx

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