Minnesota State Mankato to Hold Voter Registration Day Sept. 14, Observe Constitution Day with Display in Memorial Library through Sept. 21

September 08, 2023 | News Story

Mankato, Minn. – Minnesota State University, Mankato students and the general public will have the opportunity to become registered voters on Thursday, Sept. 14 from 10:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. at a registration table outside of Memorial Library on the University’s campus mall.

The voter registration activity is scheduled in advance of Sept. 19, which was designated this year as National Voter Registration Day. According to its website, National Voter Registration Day is a nonpartisan civic holiday that was first observed in 2012 in an effort to encourage Americans to register to vote.

Minnesota State Mankato’s Library Services, the University’s Women’s Center and the League of Women Voters – St. Peter/Mankato are co-hosting the Sept. 14 student voter registration event.

Constitution Day Observance

Constitution Day is an American federal observance that recognizes the adoption of the United States Constitution and those who have become U.S. citizens. It is traditionally observed on Sept. 17, the day the U.S. Constitutional Convention signed the Constitution in 1787 in Philadelphia.

Minnesota State Mankato will celebrate Constitution Day through Sept. 21 with book displays in Memorial Library highlighting resources that explain the constitution, its history and information about the signers. As part of the celebration, Memorial Library is providing free pocket copies of the U.S. Constitution while supplies last.

For more information, please contact Monika Antonelli, an outreach librarian in Library Services, by email at monika.antonelli@mnsu.edu or by phone at 507-389-2507.

Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive university with 14,482 students, is part of the Minnesota State system, which includes 26 colleges and seven universities.

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