VCU Votes is a network of VCU students, faculty and staff members dedicated to promoting voter engagement on campus. VCU Votes coordinates campus-wide voter engagement events, provides voter education, and works to make VCU the most voter-friendly campus it can be.
Whether you are a student, faculty or staff member, the information on this page will help you engage in the voting process as an educated citizen.
September 22, 2020: National Voter Registration Day
October 13, 2020: Deadline to register to vote, or update existing registration
October 27, 2020 by 5 p.m.: Deadline to request an absentee ballot
November 3, 2020: November General Election
The Virginia Department of Elections is encouraging voters to protect their health during COVID-19 by voting absentee.
THREE WAYS TO REQUEST AN ABSENTEE BALLOT:
Before Election Day, learn about the candidates and make a voting plan. Consider the following questions:
For Students: The VCU Votes Student Coalition is a network of VCU students dedicated to promoting voter engagement on campus. VCU Votes coordinates campus-wide voter engagement events, provides voter education, and works to make VCU the most voter-friendly campus it can be. Join our group on RamsConnect to stay connected with events this fall, including National Voter Registration Day, debates, watch parties, and much more! Our team is here to help you navigate your civic duty while in college.
For Faculty & Staff: The VCU Votes Advisory Council is an active group of faculty, students, and staff members that coordinates campus-wide voter engagement events, provides voter education, and works to make VCU the most voter-friendly campus it can be. You can contact the Council at email@example.com to learn more and to get involved. You can also schedule a classroom visit from VCU Votes and receive information on how to help your students become and stay engaged as voters.
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Read and discuss the 2020-21 VCU Common Book, One Person, No Vote.
Jacqueline Smith-Mason, Associate Dean, Honors College
Matt Tessema, VCU Student and Andrew Goodman Foundation Vote Everywhere Ambassador
Nannette Bailey, community partner coordinator, VCU ASPiRE
Megan Becker, associate director of residential life, VCU Student Affairs
Erin Brown, director, VCU ASPiRE
Lily Cox-Richard, assistant professor, VCU School of the Arts
Meredith Katz, assistant professor, Department of Sociology Marcus Messner, interim director & professor, VCU Robertson School of Media & Culture
Nicole O'Donnell, assistant professor, Robertson School of Media & Culture
Nicole Patterson, coordinator for student leadership & civic engagement, Student Affairs
Lynn Pelco, associate vice provost, VCU Center for Community Engagement and Impact
Allie Reckendorf, assistant professor, VCU Department of Political Science
Reuban Rodriguez, dean of students, Division of Student Affairs
Fred Tugas, assistant director, Student Leadership & Civic Engagement, Student Affairs
Anne Carver Weakley, instructor, Department of Focused Inquiry
Awareness & Education
Anne Carter Weakley (chair)
Lynn Pelco (chair)
Erin Brown (chair)