With this year’s Presidential climate, voting has never been more important than ever before. This generation can really make a powerful impact on the future of America. No matter your political view, it is very important that your voice is heard. Federal law requires that universities and colleges make a good-faith effort to distribute voter registration forms to college students, though colleges in states with same-day registration aren’t covered by that provision. Check here for more resources on your voting rights.
Did you know that you have the right to register to vote at your school address – this includes a dorm room? Any student living in a dorm is entitled to the same rights as any other student. To imply otherwise is illegal. If you receive mail in a Post Office box you can sign an affidavit (or, in some cases, get a letter from your college’s Residential Life office) asserting that you live at your dorm address. For more info, check out our Election Center.