Voting When Away at School

College, like voting, can be an exciting, yet confusing time in a young adult’s life. We’re here to help make the voting experience easier while you are away at school. Students have several options on how to cast their ballots, even if they’re miles from home.

Absentee Voting

Absentee voting allows registered voters to cast their ballots before election day. Absentee ballots can be submitted by mail or in-person up to six weeks before the election. For more information on deadlines and how to request an absentee ballot, check out:

Change of Address

Students are welcome to change their registered voting address to their new school address. To change your address, you will have to fill out the voter registration application again. This can be done online, by mail, or in person at your local election authority or wherever state services are provided.

For more information on registering to vote:

Road Trip Home

Did you miss the deadline for a change of address or absentee voting? No worries! Students can take a little road trip home to vote on election day. While it may not be the most convenient option, it may include a home-cooked meal or free laundry (and that’s a pretty good deal).

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