Mariachis, County Commissioner to kick off early voting on Tuesday
For the first time, OLLU will serve as an early voting site. Early voting begins in the Library Community Room at 8 a.m. on Tuesday. But before the first ballot is cast, OLLU will mark its selection as an early-voting site with a celebration that includes music, prayer, speeches and a ribbon cutting.
OLLU student mariachis will perform around 7:30 a.m. on the front steps of the Sueltenfuss Library. Student Government Association President Nora Anda will welcome distinguished guests and offer a prayer. Precinct 2 County Commissioner Justin Rodriguez and District 4 City Councilwoman Adriana Rocha Garcia, PhD, an OLLU marketing professor, will offer remarks about early voting.
Just before 8 a.m., George Williams, PhD, Vice President for Student Affairs, will lead student voters to the door of the Library Community Room for a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Dr. Williams; Councilwoman Garcia; Commissioner Rodriguez; Leda Barnett, PhD, Professor and Program Head of Political Science; and student leaders will cut the ribbon and doors to the voting location will open.
OLLU students, faculty, staff and residents may vote in the Library Community until 6 p.m. Early voting will continue through Oct. 30.
“Voting early is better because it is way less crowded and it is safer and easier,” Dr. Barnett said. “Lines can be very long on Election Day.”
Early voters should enter the Library Community Room through the door adjacent to the parking lot.