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Laurie Aycock
Contact:
Government Documents & Collection Development Librarian
Horace W. Sturgis Library, LB317
Kennesaw Campus
470-578-4825
Website

In-Depth Reading

Interactive Constitution

To visit, click the title or image below

Broken down by sections

To read about the preamble, click the title or image below

Primary Sources

US Gov Docs Online

General: access across departments & topics

Specialized collections

Also go to the website of a government department or agency and search within the site

Fun Facts

► The U.S. Constitution has 4,400 words. It is the oldest and shortest written Constitution of any major government in the world.

► The oldest person to sign the Constitution was Benjamin Franklin (81). The youngest was Jonathan Dayton of New Jersey (26).

► The first time the formal term “The United States of America” was used was in the Declaration of Independence.

► The word “democracy” does not appear once in the Constitution.

Read the rest here

Gov Docs in the Databases

Library subscription databases provide access to many government documents.  Use these databases to take advantage of search field options such as subjects, authors, and abstracts (when available).

Voting Info

Register to Vote & Find Your Polling Location

Georgia Absentee Voting

  • Step Three: Mail Your Absentee Ballot  Once your application is reviewed by your county's voting office, you will receive your ballot by mail at the address you indicated on your application.

What's My Congressional District?

Contact Your Representative

Contact Your Representatives

► Learn about your the people who represent you, with Georgia Legislative Navigator.

Georgia Senators

                            

David Perdue

 

Atlanta: (404) 865-0087

DC: (202) 224-3521

455 Russell Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510

Email your senator 

 

 

                            

Kelly Loeffler

 

Atlanta: (770) 661-0999 

DC: (202) 224-364

131 Russell Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510

Email your senator

 

Georgia Key Votes

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Opportunities for Civic Engagement

Explore KSU Affiliated Initiatives

Government Documents & Democracy Resources

Government Documents

Democracy in a Database

Gov Docs in the Databases

Library subscription databases provide access to many government documents.  Use these databases to take advantage of search field options such as subjects, authors, and abstracts (when available).

Books from the General Collection

Videos Online

Events

Events

                           

 

                                                                                              ► Convention Week Full Schedule         ► Voter Info Main Menu

Lead-Up Event Calendar

September 14th

  • Get Out the Vote!
  • Student Leadership and Service Civic Engagement Team
  • The Commons Front Patio12:00 AM-2:00 PM
  • Students will be able to register to vote through the KSU TurboVote System and collect resources regarding polling locations, educational tools, and 2020 Census information

 

  • What’s the Tea on Democracy?
  • Student Leadership and Service Civic Engagement Team
  • Virtually via Instagram12:00 PM
  • To spread awareness of the importance of voting engagement through our social media platform. By providing 3 questions throughout the week on twitter and on Instagram we can encourage students to respond and repost the questions and engage with others through the questions we ask on the platforms. The goal is to at least reach 50 likes, shares, or views. Also will go live with our CET Team by having them share their experiences on voting. 

September 15

  • Pocket Constitution Give Away
  • Sturgis Library starting at 10:00 AM
  • Students will receive pocket-sized constitutions on a first come first serve basis. 
     
  • Get Out the Vote!
  • Student Leadership and Service Civic Engagement Team
  • Kennesaw Student Center Terrace 12:00 AM-2:00 PM
  • Students will be able to register to vote through the KSU TurboVote System and collect resources regarding polling locations, educational tools, and 2020 Census information.

Speak Up Series: COVID: Your Rights, Your Health

  • Housing & Residence Life and The Office of Student Advocacy
  • Virtually 7:00 PM- 8:00 PM
  • Event for students to engage in dialogue and discussion around civic issues. This event will provide students a space to talk about constitutional rights regarding COVID and the impact on health. Students will be able to communicate their thoughts on their rights regarding COVID stipulations (i.e. mask-wearing) and communicate their thoughts on the impact of their health and community health in COVID response.

September 16th

  • Get Out the Vote!
  • Student Leadership and Service Civic Engagement Team
  • The Commons Front Patio 12:00 AM-2:00 PM
  • Students will be able to register to vote through the KSU TurboVote System and collect resources regarding polling locations, educational tools, and 2020 Census information.
  • UN SDG Student Leaders in the COVID-19 Context 
     
  • CIFAL Atlanta, RCE Greater Atlanta, UNITAR, City of Atlanta Mayors Office of International Affairs
  • Virtual Panel Discussion 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
  • A panel discussion to highlight student leaders and their work related to SDGs and COVID-19. Participants will have the opportunity to engage with students panelists and speakers to discuss solutions to improve our world amidst the pandemic.