I hope this e-mail finds you all well.
This year has been unprecedented in so many ways. With the Nov. 3 presidential election quickly approaching, I wanted to send a message about the importance of exercising your right to vote.
If you are eligible to vote, I encourage you to do so. I also suggest that you vote early, if possible. In Miami-Dade County, early voting for the Nov. 3 election began on Oct. 19 and runs through Nov. 1. As President Frenk noted in his message last week, students can take a shuttle to vote from Stanford Circle during several early-voting dates.
However, I know that mail-in ballots and early voting may not be an option for all of you. Therefore, University leadership is encouraging faculty to be as flexible as possible and to consider allowing students to miss class without penalty, when possible, to vote on Nov. 3. I recommend students speak with their course instructors to inquire about this possibility if mail and early voting are not possible options for you. Ultimately, the decision is up to individual course instructors.
The University’s ’Canes Vote Network webpage allows you to check your voter registration status in Florida, request a vote-by-mail ballot, explore your ballot, and learn more about early-voting options.
Thank you for your time.
|Maria Galli Stampino, Ph.D.|
Dean of Undergraduate Affairs