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Are You Registered to Vote?

February 1, 2016 is the last day to register to vote for the March 1, 2016 Primary Election.
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Earn money for college through City of Austin savings program
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A Conversation with Congressman Peter King (R-NY) at the LBJ School of Affairs, Monday, November 9, 12 Noon.
The LBJ School of Public Affairs and the LBJ Presidential Library will host twelve-term Congressman from Long Island, NY, the Honorable Peter King, U.S. House of Representatives (R-NY) on Monday, November 9, for a special noontime “conversation” with university students, faculty and staff. Representative King will deliver his remarks, followed by a Q&A session on the 10th Floor Atrium of the LBJ Library. The event is scheduled to begin at 12:10 P...
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Resources for the Tuesday, November 4, General Election

Texas will hold a General Election on Tuesday, November 3. All voters will have the opportunity to vote on seven proposed Amendments to the Texas Constitution. Other items may appear on the ballot depending on your location.

Here are a few resources for the Tuesday, November 3, General Election:

• The Texas Secretary of State has created the VoteTexas.gov http://www.votetexas.gov/ website with answers to questions related to the upcoming election. You may verify your registration status and find voting locations.
• The Austin League of Women Voters (a non-partisan organization) has created a nonpartisan Voters Guide http://lwvaustin.org/voter-guide/ available in English and Spanish.
• The House Research Council has published a Focus Report on the Constitutional Amendments Proposed http://www.lrl.state.tx.us/scanned/Constitutional_Amendments/amendments84_HRO_2015-11-03.pdf for the November 2015 Ballot.
• The Texas Legislative Council has published an Analyses of Proposed Constitutional Amendments http://www.tlc.state.tx.us/pubsconamend/analyses15/analyses15.pdf and a Condensed Analyses of Proposed Constitutional Amendments http://www.tlc.state.tx.us/pubsconamend/analyses15/analyses15_condensed.pdf.

NOTE: It is legal to take printed guides into polling places.

ThinkVoting has developed the Voting App http://thinkvoting.com/ for iOS and Android mobile devices.

From the developer's (ThinkVoting) description:

"We’re using the latest technologies to completely transform the way we all participate in a modern democracy. We provide tools that will empower voters and candidates alike, and make it much easier for anyone to become more politically engaged. Our first offering is a free mobile application simply called “The Voting App”. The Voting App consolidates scattered and fragmented information into a single place, and gives every voter the Who, What, When, Where, Why and How for every election."

The Voting App is available for iOS and Android mobile devices.

NOTE: Texas Election Code http://www.statutes.legis.state.tx.us/Docs/EL/htm/EL.61.htm#61.014 does not allow mobile devices within 100 feet of a voting station. You will not be able to use a smart phone or tablet inside a polling place.
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How Does the Iowa Caucus Work?
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ACC student selected as Dr. Jill Biden’s guest at State of the Union
When Jenny Bragdon walked into her first class at Austin Community College in spring 2015 she was nervous but excited. It had been more than 20 years since Bragdon sat in a class. She knew it wouldn't be easy, especially math, but Bragdon found a pathway to success through ACC's ACCelerator math ...
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Special Government Courses in Spring 2016

GOVT 2304 Introduction to Political Science

We're offering two sections of Introduction to Political Science in Spring 2016. Both class will be taught at the Rio Grande Campus.

GOVT 2304-002-46728 (Professor Karry Sargologos) and GOVT 2304-001-49678 (Professor Roy Casagranda)

This is a survey of political science, focusing on the history, scope, and methods of the field and the substantive topics in the discipline. 

GOVT 2305-700-46823 Undressing the Constitution: Philosophic Foundations of American Government

This Honors Course will be taught by Professor Ted Hadzi-Antich at the Rio Grande Campus. It has RESTRICTED ENROLLMENT. Please contact the Honors Program at 512.223.6555 or visit austincc.edu/honors for enrollment information.

GOVT 2306-700-46912 Texas State and Local Government: A Hands On Guide

This Honors Course will be taught by Professor Karry Sargologos at the Rio Grande Campus. It has RESTRICTED ENROLLMENT. Please contact the Honors Program at 512.223.6555 or visit austincc.edu/honors for enrollment information.

GOVT 2389-001-46913 Internship in Government, Local Government Agency

This is a paid internship with a local government agency. There is a special registration process requiring an interview with the head of our internship program, Dr. Ed Mullen. Send an email message to Dr. Mullen ejmullen@austincc.edu if you're interested in applying.

NOTE: Students who plan to earn the Associate of Arts in Government can use GOVT 2304 or GOVT 2389 to fulfill the requirement for a specialty government course in addition to GOVT 2305 and GOVT 2306.
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ACC Government Professor Ted Hadzi-Antich's "Great Questions Seminar"
In a sleek classroom at Austin Community College's newest campus, some students and instructors are taking a decidedly old-school approach to studying history's great thinkers and authors. They are part of the Great Questions Seminars, a series of four eight-week sessions held at Highland Campus ...
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The Voting App from Think Voting Inc.
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Reminder: ACC's Constitution Debate Day Celebration is Tuesday, September 29, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m., at the Palmer Events Center.
The Austin Community College District (ACC) hosts Austin Mayor Steve Adler at its ninth annual Constitution Day Debate Celebration honoring the signing of the U.S. Constitution. CDD. Students will discuss current critical issues such as religious beliefs, social media access, ...
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