Politically Active, a nonpartisan student organization at Ozarks Technical Community College, will host a voter education event March 20 from 6-8 p.m. at the OTC Springfield Campus in Lincoln Hall 211.
The event, called Springfield Votes, will give local citizens the opportunity to interact with Springfield City Council, mayoral and school board candidates running for office in the April 2 election. Local advocacy groups will also be on hand to discuss ballot issues including Question 1 and Proposition S. The meet-and-greet is free and open to the public.
“This is just another example of how OTC pays it forward,” said Andrew Crocker, OTC political science instructor and faculty sponsor of Politically Active. “My students look forward to welcoming citizens to campus as they meet local candidates and discuss the important matters affecting their community.”
Politically Active is a nonpartisan, student-run organization dedicated to improving the political literacy of OTC students. The group hosts political events, discussion panels and voter-registration drives to promote civic engagement on campus and in the community.