Welcome! This is a voting guide for the University of Rhode Island community. Here you will find general and state resources with information on how to register to vote, request absentee ballots, and vote in person.
How to Navigate This Guide
The home page gives you general information on voting, including websites with voting information and resources for the entire country.
To get to voter information on your state via your state's voting resources, use the navigation bar on the left. Voting in New England provides links for you to check your voter registration, register to vote, request an absentee ballot, access state government websites with voting information, and locate contact information for your town clerk/board of canvassers/municipal clerk (essentially who you mail your print forms to or contact for further questions) for each New England state. The other pages, which list the states alphabetically, give you access to state government websites with voting information, direct links to information about how to register to vote (online, whenever possible--otherwise, by mail), and a link to information about voting by mail/absentee voting.
Finally, there's a page with fact-checking resources and information on finding reliable news sources to help you be an informed voter.
Make sure your voice is heard this November!
Date: October 26, 2022 (5:30-6:30 p.m.)
Location: Swan Auditorium
Have questions going into the upcoming midterm elections? You are not alone! This event will include breakout sessions to help you prepare for the midterm election:
Join us to learn more about how to be an informed voter in the 2022 election!
Date: September 1, 2022 (3-4 p.m.)
Virtual Event! Join us from your couch (or another comfy spot of your choice!) and learn how to find out if you’re registered to vote, how to register (if you’re not already), and how to apply for an absentee ballot. Voting can be confusing, particularly if you’re a first-time voter, and this session is aimed to help demystify the process!
Date: September 2, 2022 (12-1 p.m.)
Date: September 20, 2022 (11 a.m.-3 p.m.)
Location: Carothers Library, First Floor Lobby
Description: September 20th is National Voter Registration Day! Join us at Carothers Library & Learning Commons, and register to vote for the upcoming midterm election this November. Whether you’re voting in Rhode Island or in another state, you’ll find the resources you need to get started.
According to the United States Census Bureau, only 61.4% of eligible voters voted in the 2016 election. Surprising, right? If you want to take an active part in promoting campus in your community, here are a few challenges, ideas, and resources to help get you started:
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