Boone County clerk to make speech emphasizing importance of voting

Monday, October 31, 2011 | 7:00 p.m. CDT; updated 3:56 a.m. CST, Monday, November 14, 2011

COLUMBIA — MU students will receive a primer on the importance of voting on Nov. 15. That day, Boone County Clerk Wendy Noren will speak to members of Mizzou Change Today about the importance of registering to vote.

The group is an affiliate of Organizing for America, which was created by then President-elect Barack Obama in January 2009. The meeting at Memorial Union is open to the public.

If you go...

What: Mizzou Change Today hosts Boone County Clerk Wendy Noren

When: Tuesday, Nov. 15 at 7 p.m.

Where: Memorial Union North, room 103A-Stotler I

Topics Noren will address include:

  • How to register students using the voter registration form.
  • How to become an election judge.
  • Voting fraud.
  • Absentee ballot fraud.
  • The controversy over requiring a birth certificate at the time of registration. 

"I think it's important for people to come just to be more knowledgeable," Mizzou Change Today President Roshaunda McLean said. "Voting is so important. This election could go either way. Whichever way it goes, I want to make sure it is the citizen's choice."

After this meeting, McLean said one of Mizzou Change Today's goals is for members to become election judges and set up booths so MU students can register to vote on campus. Another goal is to set up booths for students to vote on campus during the presidential and local elections. McLean said she hopes having the option to vote on campus will appeal to students.

Anyone interested in joining Mizzou Change Today can email McLean at

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