College Hill Alliance Successfully Launches Voter Registration Program


Local Effort Currently Ranks among Top 10 in the Nation

MACON – With National Voter Registration Day occurring this week, the College Hill Alliance continues to encourage voter registration through TurboVote, a non-profit, non-partisan service designed to encourage civic engagement. Last Friday, the Alliance, in partnership with Mercer University, Wesleyan College and Middle Georgia State College, hosted a Turn Out to Vote free concert event in Mercer Village with over 1,200 in attendance.

Laptop stations were set up throughout the event where attendees could sign up for TurboVote. Over 400 new users have utilized the program to register to vote, apply for an absentee ballot and subscribe to alerts on all upcoming elections. Now, according to TurboVote, College Hill, in partnership with Mercer University, currently ranks in the nation's top 10 for new voter registrants using the program. It is currently behind Harvard by less than 200 users and could reach the No. 1 spot with a continued local push.

The College Hill Alliance is calling on community partners to spread the word on the effort and help register users through TurboVote before Oct. 12. To utilize the program, go to

About the College Hill Alliance

Initially established with a grant to Mercer University from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation in 2009, the College Hill Alliance assists the community in creating positive change to the physical, social and economic fabric of the College Hill Corridor, a two-square mile area between Mercer's campus and Macon, Georgia's downtown business district. For more information, contact Jessica Walden at (478) 361-6998 or Visit