As the site for the “Decision 2022: Before You Vote” Florida gubernatorial and U.S. Senate general election debates being held in October, Palm Beach State College is spreading awareness among students and residents on how to vote and participate in the election process.
PBSC, in partnership with the Institute for Strategic Policy Solutions at St. Petersburg College, produced a voter education video that provides information on how to vote and participate in the election process, including vote by mail and early voting sites.
It is the first of several planned as part of the Voter Education Series, a platform consisting of video interviews, programs and a web site to wrap voter education resources around the debate project for Florida College System students, as well as community members.
In the video, Tarruck Wheeler, PBSC’s 2021-22 student trustee, interviews Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections Wendy Sartory Link to provide information that every voter should know or learn.
“I’m pleased to see Palm Beach State College, as a leader in higher education, involved in this initiative to help educate voters, especially students and new voters who may not be familiar with the process or with the candidates running for office,’’ Link said. “My office is always looking for ways to engage as many people as we can, and I’m happy to participate in this interview with Tarruck.”
The video is posted on the Institute for Strategic Policy Solutions’ YouTube channel and is being promoted on social media.
“There is no more important part of doing the work that we do than engagement with students,” said Kimberly Jackson, executive director of the Institute for Strategic Policy Solutions. “We are honored to partner not only with Palm Beach but many other partners in trying to teach students the importance of voting and informing them about their power.”
One of the other videos being planned will feature Rachael Bonlarron, PBSC’s executive director of community engagement and special assistant to the president, and Todd Bonlarron, assistant county administrator, who will discuss the various local, state and national races coming up, as well as state referendums.
For more information on the initiative, visit https://isps.spcollege.edu/vote.