VCU Votes is a network of VCU students, faculty and staff members dedicated to promoting voter engagement on campus.
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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.
Questions? E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visit The Andrew Goodman Foundation for a comprehensive guide to voter registration, deadlines and 2020 election information:
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There are many ways to get involved and get ready to vote.
Read and discuss the 2020-21 VCU Common Book, One Person, No Vote.
President Rao encourages us to vote and make our voices heard.
GRTC shuttle info and voting locations for VCU community
The VCU Office of Institutional Equity, Effectiveness and Success (IES) in collaboration with the Center for Community Engagement and Impact is developing a series of IExcel eLearning courses on Engaged Citizenship. The first course in this series is called the Active Citizen's Toolkit.
Inside this toolkit you'll find a variety of resources to prepare you for an active role in your community. You'll find different ways to engage and use your voice in methods such as volunteering, voting, and protesting. You'll find there is an activity for every student to get involved when you are informed on an issue.
September 22, 2020: National Voter Registration Day
October 13, 2020: Deadline to register to vote, or update existing registration
October 20, 2020: Recommended deadline for mailing your absentee ballot.
UPDATED - October 23, 2020 by 5 p.m.: Deadline to request an absentee ballot (NOTE: Requesting and mailing your ballot well ahead of this due date will ensure it is received in time and counted).
through Oct. 31: Early in-person voting: Check for your registrar location & scheduled hours
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:
descriptionStudent Involvement in Civic Engagement
This class has given me perspective on how my peers and I are the exact target audience for "Get out the Vote" campaigns.
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 also schedule a classroom visit from VCU Votes and receive information on how to help your students become and stay engaged as voters.
Jacqueline Smith-Mason, Associate Dean, Honors College
Matt Tessema, VCU Student and Andrew Goodman Foundation Vote Everywhere Ambassador
Awareness & Education
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.
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