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Monday, October 15, 2012

Engage in democracy

Voter registration and televised debates are available in the library as things ramp up toward the election on November 6th. Do your part to engage in the democratic process by informing yourself about election issues and be sure to vote!

Voter registration:
Volunteers from the Madison Student Vote Coalition will be in College Library from 5-7pm:
Oct. 1-4
Oct. 7-11
Oct. 14-16
They can answer your questions about registration requirements, poll locations, and get you registered to vote in the November election. Remember, you must be registered to vote at your current address!

Televised debates:
All three presidential debates, the one vice presidential debate, and the senate candidate debates will be televised in room 2252. Most debates are broadcast at 8:00pm. The schedule is as follows:

Friday, September 28: Baldwin/Thompson
Wednesday, October 3: Obama/Romney
Thursday, Oct. 11: Biden/Ryan
Tuesday, Oct 16: Obama/Romney
Thursday, October 18: Baldwin/Thompson - note 7pm start time
Monday, Oct. 22: Obama/Romney
Friday, Oct. 26: Baldwin/Thompson

Resources:
College Library has a number of books in its collection analyzing the Obama administration, the country's current economic climate, contemporary foreign policy, etc. Search the library catalog for more information.

Beth Harper, a librarian at UW-Madison, has created a research guide for finding government documents in the university's holdings including laws and regulations; statistics; what Congress did and said; and the speeches, proclamations, and executive orders of the presidents.

For more details see the University of Wisconsin's Voter Information page.




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