Morgan State cancels all classes on Election Day to allow students, faculty to vote

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Posted at 5:48 PM, Oct 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-29 17:48:24-04

BALTIMORE — Morgan State University is canceling all classes on Election Day to allow all students and faculty the opportunity to vote.

Classes will resume as scheduled the following day on Nov. 4.

“This is a very important election with a number of key outcomes at stake and it is imperative that everyone who can vote, have an opportunity to vote and this includes our students and faculty here at Morgan,” said President David Wilson. “Our Morgan Community has been engaged in what the results of this election may mean for our future, particularly our students, and we wanted to clear a path for them to have their say with their vote.”

For those who have already voted, the University encourages them to find other ways to participate in civic engagement on Election Day.

Volunteering to take seniors and others to and from their local election centers or by handing out refreshments to citizens waiting in long lines to vote are just some of the ways to provide assistance on Election Day.

In September, the Baltimore City Board of Elections designated Morgan State University as an early voting and election day voting center.

Early voting on Morgan’s campus began on Oct. 26, with more than 2,000 Baltimore City residents having visited Morgan’s Edward P. Hurt Gymnasium to cast their vote on the first day, marking the highest voter turnout among all of the Baltimore locations for early voting.

Early voting at Morgan will continue until Monday, Nov. 2.

On Tuesday, Nov. 3, Morgan will also serve as an official Election Day site along with 23 other city-wide locations.