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Atlantic Cape Ballot Bowl 2019 Kick-Off

09/30/2019 | Media Contact: Erin Mercer | (609) 343-4923
Ballot Bowl

At Atlantic Cape, we hosted our Ballot Bowl kick-off with a celebration of Constitution Day on our Mays Landing campus. We had a special guest appearance from “Ben Franklin” himself, who distributed pocket-sized copies of the Constitution and spoke to students about the importance of voting and civic engagement. We also had a Voter Registration table to get students registered and answer any questions they had about the process.

Civic engagement is key to our civic health. A core mission of the New Jersey Department of State is to promote civic engagement through voting. They want to ensure that everyone who is qualified to vote is encouraged and unencumbered in casting their ballot. That way we can live up to the promise of our founding – that all of us are created equal and deserve every chance to live out our dreams.

To encourage and promote civic engagement, particularly among our young people, the Department of State and Secretary of State Tahesha Way announced the launch of the 2019 New Jersey Ballot Bowl – A Statewide Non-Partisan Voter Registration Competition Led By and For Students. Students at campuses across the state will compete against one another to register the most students to vote.