PITTSBURG — Constitution Day is a day to commemorate the signing of the United States Constitution, in September 17, 1787.
Pittsburg State University Student Government Association celebrated the holiday on Monday with a panel of local elected officials.
“I thought it would be good for them to learn what our elected officials do,” SGA Legislative Affairs director James Cox said. “I want them to see that local elections also effect you, it’s not just the president or congress.”
Cox is a senior majoring in political science and is coordinator of the event.
The local elected officials included Crawford County Commissioner Jeff Murphy, County Clerk Don Pyle, Register of Deeds Sandy Casey and Crawford County Treasurer Joe Grisolano.
People were encouraged to register to vote during the event. Registration forms were made available.
“I hope they come away feeling that ‘my voice, my vote does matter especially at local levels’” Cox said.
People also had an opportunity to ask why voting matters at the county level.
“About 17 percent 18 to 25-year-olds voted in 2016 elections and that’s just terribly low,” Cox said.
There are many ways people can register to vote. People can visit the Department of Motor Vehicles, many organization websites online and through mail.
See the following link to read the constitution.
— Stephanie Potter is a staff writer at the Morning Sun. She can be emailed at email@example.com or follow her on Twitter @PittStephP and Instagram @stephanie_morningsun.