Election 2012It’s that time of the year! Well, that time of the year that happens every four years.  It’s presidential election time.  Throughout October, TCC campuses will be hosting various voting and election-themed events to make sure you’re informed and ready for the upcoming election. Check some out and be prepared to use that right of yours to vote and be heard!

Northeast Campus

Events are sponsored by the Government & Paralegal Studies Department, the Student Government Association, the Student Political Awareness Club, and NE Student Activities.

Monday, Oct. 8
Voter Registration Drive
Center Corner (NSTU 1615A) and NTAB Foyer
5-8 p.m.
Tarrant County deputy registrars will be on hand to register people to vote!

Monday, Oct. 22
Debate Watching Party
Center Corner (NSTU 1615A)
8-9:30 p.m.
Come watch the last presidential debate between President Obama and Mitt Romney. The focus of this debate is foreign policy.

Tuesday, Oct. 23
Party Polarization and the 2012 Election
Center Corner (NSTU 1615A)
11 a.m.-12:20 p.m.
Come hear Dr. Patterson’s perspective on the 2012 election. Dr. Patterson is Bradlee Professor of Government and the Press in the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. Currently running the “Vanishing Voter” study at the Kennedy School of Government, which has been widely used in the media and on college campuses, he is also the author of six books and dozens of articles, which focus primarily on the media and elections.

Tuesday, Oct. 24
Candidate Open House
Center Corner (NSTU 1615A)
4-9 p.m.
Local and state candidates running for office who are vying to represent part or all of Tarrant County have been invited to attend. Candidates will be given five minutes to address the crowd and then attendees will be able to meet the candidates in person and talk to them one-on-one.

Monday, Oct. 29 – Friday, Nov. 1
Early Voting
The Galley (In the Student Center)
7 a.m.-7 p.m.
If you are a registered voter in Tarrant County and registered to vote at least 30 days prior to the days listed above, stop by and vote!

Tuesday, Oct. 30
Costume Party and Movie
Center Corner (NSTU 1615A)
3-5 p.m.
Dress as your favorite political figure and come watch Robin Williams in Man of the Year. Refreshments will be served!
Admission: Donate canned food or bring a donation to the North Texas Food Bank.

South Campus

Events are sponsored by SGA, Social Sciences and Student Development Services.

Tuesday, Oct. 9
Political Q & A
SSTU Cafeteria
11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Professors Carlos Rovelo and Celina Vasquez will be moderating a political Q&A where students will learn what they need to know about the election, such as the purpose of the Electoral College, what are the red and blue states and other valuable facts before they vote in November. Light lunch will be provided.

Oct. 11, Oct. 16, & Oct. 22
Political Debate Watch Party
SSTU Cafeteria
8-10 p.m.
The debates will be aired in the cafeteria for all students to view. Free food and drinks!

Southeast Campus

Events are sponsored by SE Student Activities.

Oct. 11, Oct. 16, & Oct. 22
Let’s Talk About Politics: Debate Watch Parties
ESEC Bistro
8-9:30 p.m.

Northwest Campus

Wednesday, Oct. 24
Scandals, Scoundrels and Dirty Tricks: American Political Campaigns in Context on the Eve of the 2012 Presidential Election
Walsh Library WTLO Third Floor
12:30-2 p.m.
Join Tarrant County College Northwest Campus government and history instructors Paul Benson, Bryan Calvin, Brian Cervantez, Robert Little, Jessica Patton and Laura Wood in discussing the presidential campaign and other hot political topics.

Trinity River Campus

Tuesday, Oct. 30
The Democracy Experience
Idea Store (on the corner of Belknap and Taylor)
8 a.m.-3 p.m.
The Democracy Experience will include a mock election, mock caucus, voter registration, refreshments, and more! This is your chance to discover your role in shaping our future. Mock caucuses will be held from 9-10 a.m and 12-1 p.m.

Last updated: Oct. 10, 2012