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The presidential election will take place on November 8, 2016. In anticipation of this event, we invite students, faculty, and staff to participate in a series of lectures, panel discussions, documentary screenings, deliberative dialogues, and voter registration events.

In addition, we will offer a new cohort-based program in 2015-16. Wake the Vote (WTV) is an intensive civic learning and democratic engagement experience for a highly selective group of undergraduates at Wake Forest University. WTV offers student the opportunity to form a diverse cohort, examine issues central to the presidential election, build competencies for engaged citizenship, and experience American democracy from the front lines through travel, participatory action, employment, course work, program planning, and personal reflection. To learn more about this opportunity and to apply, visit our WTV page here.

Check out this article about the importance of youth voice in the 2012 election.