On Friday, Oct. 5, the C-SPAN bus visited Scranton.
C-SPAN is a private nonprofit company with “a mission of making government more open to the people.” One way in which C-SPAN does this is through their C-SPAN bus program. The bus is currently on its 50 capitals tour.
The C-SPAN bus is a multi-media interactive experience and a powerful resource to learn about politics, especially upcoming elections.
C-SPAN’s goal is to provide political information in an interesting way. The bus is equipped with touch-screen computers that house informational videos about public affairs. It also offers interactive quizzes and a selfie station.
Students love that the bus is a fun and interactive way to learn about politics in an unbiased environment. C-SPAN aims to provide information, not to favor a political party. In today’s political environment it is more important than ever for college students to have a resource to access information directly from elected officials.
More information about C-SPAN can be found here.
The election on Nov. 6 is swiftly approaching. However, we can’t vote the change we want to see if we’re not registered! With the options of registering online, by mail or in person, there’s no excuse to not exercise your rights as an American this year.
If you’re not already registered, don’t worry, you have until Oct. 9 to do so.
Pennsylvania offers online voter registration for anyone with a Pennsylvania ID ( If you don’t have a Pennsylvania ID, you can still register to vote by mail.)
Print and fill out the National Voter Registration Form.
Send the completed form to your local election official. To register by mail, the form must be postmarked by Tuesday, October 9.
- You can also register to vote in person. The deadline to register to vote in person is Tuesday, Oct. 9. Contact your local election office for information on when and where to register to vote. Just type in Lackawanna County and you’re good to go!
If you are not a U.S. citizen and a resident of Pennsylvania at least 30 days before the next election, you CANNOT register to vote.
Call 1.877.VOTESPA (1.877.868.3772) if you have questions about registering!