A team of Hogan Entrepreneurial Program students took to the Chaminade campus in early October to register students, faculty and staff to vote. Over the course of a week, the volunteers registered 67 new voters.
Before heading out, Hogan students met with Corie Tanida, executive director of Common Cause Hawaii to learn more about voter registration in Hawaii. She also provided the students with handouts and sample scripts to prepare them for their outreach efforts.
Hawaii has the lowest voter turnout in the country and the students sought to change that. “We live in a democracy,” says Maddeline Smith ‘20, a Chaminade student majoring in business administration and one of the student volunteers. “It is our right to vote, and we need to exercise that right.”
All completed voter registration forms were hand delivered to the City and County of Honolulu Office by Hogan Program staff.