Fairfield University to Host Same-Day Registration and Voting on Election Day, November 8


Media Contact: Teddy DeRosa, tderosa@fairfield.edu, 203-254-4000 ext. 2118

FAIRFIELD, Conn., (November 2, 2016) — Fairfield University and the Town of Fairfield have announced that the University will host same-day voter registration and voting on Election Day, November 8, 2016.

All Fairfield residents who plan on registering then voting on the same day can go to the University’s Barone Campus Center starting at 6 a.m. until 8 p.m. The campus is located at 1073 North Benson Road, Fairfield, Conn.

Those registering on Election Day must be a U.S. Citizen age 18 or older; reside at an address in Fairfield; must not have voted in the November 8th, 2016 election from a different address; and must not have been convicted of a disenfranchising felony (or must have completed incarceration and parole).

“University students make up more than three-quarters of the adults in Fairfield who aren't registered to vote,” said Matt Waggner, Town Of Fairfield Registrar Of Voters. “And with so many on-campus residents not having a vehicle, bringing registration services to the campus seems like a natural fit.”

For more information, please visit the Town of Fairfield Election Day website. For student information, visit fairfield.edu/vote.

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Fairfield University is a Jesuit University, rooted in one of the world’s oldest intellectual and spiritual traditions. More than 5,000 undergraduate and graduate students from 36 states, 47 foreign countries, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico are enrolled in the University’s five schools.  In the spirit of rigorous and sympathetic inquiry into all dimensions of human experience, Fairfield welcomes students from diverse backgrounds to share ideas and engage in open conversations. The University is located in the heart of a region where the future takes shape, on a stunning campus on the Connecticut coast just an hour from New York City.

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Posted on November 3, 2016

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