Political Science chair presents data on Latino vote

Alison Howard, chair of Political Science and International Studies, presented data on Latino voter participation and registration -- nationally and in California – September 15 at an event presented by Voces de Marin.

Voces de Marin is a community organization created to promote improved outreach & communication with the Spanish-language community in Marin County.

Howard was joined at "State of Latino Voters in Marin County & Voter Registration and Participation" by presenters from the League of Women Voters of Marin County, Marin County Registrar of Voters, and the Marin County Elections Department.  She discussed current numbers of Latino voters in California, as well as data forecasting the growth in numbers of Latinos.

Howard teaches courses on the presidency, congress, media and politics, and political parties and interest groups in the Department of Political Science and International Studies.  Her research interests include the presidency, congress, and the field of political communication.

The event, which was being held to promote National Voter Registration Day in the Latino community, was from 10 a.m. until noon at the Marin County Health and Wellness Campus in San Rafael.

Meanwhile, Howard is bringing TurboVote back to campus on September 22, National Voter Registration Day. This will be the third year that Dominican has partnered with TurboVote, an innovative digital platform that allows students and others to quickly and efficiently register to vote or request an absentee ballot online from their local election authorities.

Dominican students will be stationed in front of Caleruega Dining Hall with laptop computers, encouraging students, faculty, and staff to sign up at Dominican.turbovote.org to either register to vote or simply sign up to receive reminders about upcoming elections, absentee ballots, and links to important information that will help them cast an informed vote.


September 14, 2015