Constitution Day Lecture will address voting
Monday, October 4, 2021
by: Tonya Lowentritt
SOUTHEASTERN PRESENTS CONSTITUTION DAY LECTURE – Southeastern Louisiana University Undergraduate Coordinator of History and Political Science Bridget Hester will deliver the annual Constitution Day Lecture titled “Voting and the United States Constitution.” Free and open to the public, the lecture is scheduled Oct. 6 at 1 p.m. in the Student Union Theatre.
HAMMOND – The History and Political Science Department at Southeastern Louisiana
University will present its annual Constitution Day Lecture at 1 p.m. on Wednesday,
Oct. 6, in the Student Union Theatre. The first of this year’s Fanfare lectures, it
is free and open to the public.
Undergraduate Coordinator of History and Political Science and Instructor of Political Science Bridget Hester will deliver the lecture titled “Voting and the United States Constitution.” She will examine the constitutional history of voting in the United States and why it continues to be such a controversial political issue.
“Modern democracies usually guarantee the right to vote in their constitutional document and implement practices to ensure fair and open elections,” Hester said. “The United States Constitution, however, does not include an affirmative provision for universal suffrage, and voting rights continue to be a source of political disputes in America today.”
For more information, contact the Department of History and Political Science at 985-549-2109.