REMINDER: Voter Registration Information for Students
Posted in Student Communications
October 1, 2020
Dear Georgetown Student,
The University encourages all students who are eligible to vote in this year’s elections to register and vote, either in their home state or in the District of Columbia. As a college student, you may have a choice about where to register to vote.
Students can now find a “Register to Vote/Request Your Absentee Ballot” button under the Personal Information page on MyAccess. Developed in partnership with the Andrew Goodman Foundation, this voter portal allows students to register to vote from their home state or DC, request an absentee ballot, sign up for election updates, check their registration status, and learn more about candidates. To find your state’s voter registration deadlines for the Federal General Election—to be held on November 3 this year visit https://www.usvotefoundation.org/vote/state-elections/state-election-dates-deadlines.htm.
GU Votes, the non-partisan GU Politics-supported student-led initiative that works to enhance the voting culture at Georgetown, has partnered with TurboVote and the Andrew Goodman Foundation to create this easy way for students to register to vote. In addition to being available on the MyAccess “Personal Information” tab the voter portal is at https://politics.georgetown.edu/get-involved/gu-votes/. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
As a reminder, you should have received information with specific deadlines in your state for registering to vote and requesting an absentee ballot (if needed) from the Office of Federal Relations.
The following resources may also be helpful to you:
- Review USAGov’s absentee and early voting guide and learn about voting for college students. (https://www.usa.gov/absentee-voting)
- For information about voter registration in the District of Columbia, please visit the DC Board of Elections website at: https://dcboe.org/
- For information about voter registration in locations other than DC, please visit the Election Assistance Commission website at: https://www.eac.gov/. Find your state’s voter registration deadlines for the Federal General Election—to be held on November 3 this year at https://www.usvotefoundation.org/vote/state-elections/state-election-dates-deadlines.htm For the most complete and up-to-date information, contact your state election office.
Associate Vice President and University Registrar