Students Raise Awareness of the Importance of Voting During Election Season

Hodges University News

Election season is upon us and Hodges University students are hosting a special presentation to create voter awareness and encourage voter participation in Lee and Collier counties.

Hosted by Hodges University’s Communication Club, “Politics Today: Making Your Vote Count” will be held from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 15 in the Kleist Community Room on the Fort Myers campus, which is located at 4501 Colonial Boulevard, Fort Myers, FL, 33966.

In celebration of Constitution Day, the event will include a series of talks by Hodges faculty and staff, as well as community representatives. These “TED” style talks will discuss various topics, including the history of voting in the U.S., the electoral college, political jargon, helpful research tools and why voting matters in both national and local elections.

“Our students are very excited about this event,” said Hodges professor and the club’s faculty adviser, Andrea Fortin. “The purpose is to host a non-partisan and unbiased event that empowers people to get connected and vote.”

Guests will enjoy light refreshments and be entered to win various raffle prizes. In addition, there will be opportunities for guests to register to vote. “The Lee County Supervisor of Elections Office will provide a booth for individuals to register to vote, as well as provide information about absentee ballots,” said Justin Perez, Hodges student and club vice president.

The event is free and open to the public. To register to attend, visit

For more information, contact Andrea Fortin at or (239) 938-7747.

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