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 email@example.com.
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.
Students managing VCU Votes' social media make the news.
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 insure 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 deadline to register to vote is 22 days before the election.
VCU students have the choice between registering to vote at their permanent address or at their on-campus address. While voting on campus is usually easier, some students may choose to register at their parent’s address if they have a special interest in elections back home or feel that their vote will count more.
Every time your address changes, you must re-register.
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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