FVCC encourages students to participate in all local, statewide, and federal elections in order to increase representation of student voices in government and foster lifelong habits of civic engagement.
The 1998 reauthorization of the federal Higher Education Act includes a requirement that higher education institutions make a “good faith effort” to make mail voter registration forms available to all enrolled students. This federal legislation supports the campus’s long-standing goals of engendering leadership and citizenship among the student body. Therefore, we have partnered with Forward Montana and the Community Election Engagement Project (CEEP) to embolden students to register, educate themselves on candidates and issues, navigate confusing voting laws and turn out at the polls.
If you are interested in serving as a CEEP Fellow this fall and earning a $1000 stipend, please apply here.
“This right to vote is the basic right without which all others are meaningless. It gives people—people as individuals—control over their own destinies”
– Lyndon B. Johnson