Wartburg College will commemorate Constitution Day with a panel discussion Tuesday, Sept. 20.

The panel, which will focus its discussion on voter registration, will begin at 11:30 a.m. in McCaskey Lyceum in Saemann Student Center. The event is free and open to the public. The event precedes Voter Registration Day, an on-campus event set for Tuesday, Sept. 27, sponsored by Wartburg’s Student Senate.

Panelists will include Mary Rae Bragg, president of the Iowa League of Women Voters; Shelley Wolf, Bremer County auditor; Lorie Huffman, Democratic Party representative; Stephanie Laudner, Republican Party representative; and Tyler Vogel, Wartburg’s student body president.

Fred Waldstein, political science professor, will introduce panel members and moderate the discussion. The audience will be given the opportunity to ask questions.

Congressional legislation passed in 2005 requires institutions of higher education receiving support from the federal government to participate in an activity recognizing Constitution Day on Sept. 17, the date the U.S. Constitution was ratified in 1787. Wartburg College has developed programs focusing on timely topics of civic interest as an opportunity to serve the Wartburg and Cedar Valley communities.