ORANGEBURG, S.C. — To help students get registered to vote this upcoming election, South Carolina State University has joined the #VoteHBCU Voting Challenge, organized by The Collective Political Action Committee and Xceleader.
The University, along with other HBCU’s throughout the country, will receive a code through The Collective's voter registration tool, which will allow students and faculty to register to vote.
Javonni Ayers, Student Government President at South Carolina State, encourages everyone at the school to participate.
“HBCU’s have a rich history in voter registration and that’s one thing that we are trying to keep going as HBCU leaders on our campus," Ayers said.
Since the University is still conducting instruction online, Ayers says the organization will use social media as a major tool to get people registered.
"It’s a little hard right now because we are virtual, so definitely doing a huge social media push ... We need to hold our elected officials accountable and the first way we can do that is voting November 3rd,” Ayers said.
The competition began August 21st and it is set to end on October 7th. The winner will be announced at a virtual event shortly after.