Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Voter Registration Drive 2012: A Joint Blue & White Call to Service

On Saturday, October 6, 2012, members of the Rho XI Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated and members of the Kappa Alpha Sigma Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Incorporated joined forces to host a voter registration drive at Stonecrest Mall located in Lithonia, GA.

Prior to the drive, several of the members of both organizations were trained to answer questions as they related to registering to vote in the state of Georgia. During the event, both organizations set up tables filled with voting literature in addition to the voter applications. The general public was invited to register to vote and/or check their voter registration status utilizing several computer kiosks that were set to accommodate the needs of voters.  Over 65 individuals were registered to vote during the event. Countless others took advantage of the kiosks in order to check their voter’s status. Additionally, several individuals that did not have the proper information to register were provided the necessary information to register before the deadline. Overall, the event was a success and the feedback from the general public was positive.

Article submitted by Soror Sheila Bowers, president, Rho Xi Zeta Chapter