MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD
Election Day will be held on Tuesday, November 3
The University of Evansville strives to teach its students social responsibility. One key aspect to social responsibility is participating in the civic duty of voting for elected officials and legislative processes. For many students, they will vote for the first time while they are here at the University of Evansville. It is our goal to educate students on the process by which to engage in this civic duty. Whether you are resident of Indiana or not; whether you choose to vote here or not, we have directions for you.
First, you must decide from where you wish to vote. Depending on issues that are important to you or where you wish to call home, you can either register to vote from your permanent address or from your temporary address here at the University. The state of Indiana requires that all persons registered to vote in the state of Indiana must have a state-issued ID in order to cast a vote. This would include an Indiana Driver's License, an Indiana ID Card, a Military ID Card or a U.S. Passport.
Whether voting in Indiana or your home state, a useful resource to help you with the process of registering and voting while in college is https://turbovote.org/.
- If you are registered to vote in Vanderburgh County:
- Students who plan to vote in person are encouraged to vote early to avoid the large crowds on Election Day. For a list of early voting locations, visit the Vanderburgh County website. Early voting ends at noon on Monday, November 2. You can also choose to vote absentee, but all absentee ballots must be received by 12PM on November 2.
- If you are registered to vote outside Vanderburgh County (both in-state and out-of-state):
- Make sure you are registered to vote in your state of residence and have your ballot submitted to meet the deadline. Voting requirements differ by state, and you can learn about your home state’s requirements at www.vote.org. For Indiana residents, you can learn more at www.in.gov.
This Student Voting Guide has been provided by BestColleges.com as a resource for students who wish to register or request a ballot from their home state and the issues that relate to college students when considering why and how to vote.
Students who would like to vote absentee in Indiana must submit their application to request a ballot. The deadline to request a ballot by mail (received by) is Thursday, October 22. You may visit the Office of Student Engagement for help, and they can also provide stamps to mail your application and your ballot.
If you have any further questions about student voter registration contact the Center for Student Engagement at 812-488-2371 or firstname.lastname@example.org.