State Networks

Because every state has its own unique protocols, deadlines, and requirements, we hope to foster networks for faculty to discuss state-specific issues. Right now we’re piloting networks in Pennsylvania and North Carolina, where we have the most members, but we hope to grow networks all across the U.S. down the line. Any faculty with state-specific guidances should reach out to facnet@facultyforvotingrights.org.

STUDENT VOTING IN PENNSYLVANIA

University of Pittsburgh: The Pitt chapter of The Faculty Network, now up to 10 members and led by Professor Barbara McCloskey, is doing impressive work mobilizing students to vote in the upcoming election. Pitt Faculty Network members — in collaboration with the Pitt Votes initiative, students, and Chaz Kellem of PittServes (university student services) — are contacting faculty in all 16 schools and many departments at the university, with three requests:

  • add Pittvotes.turbovote.org to syllabi
  • invite PittVotes speakers to class
  • incorporate voting into educational framework of courses. 

This approach, also linked to Pennsylvania Student Voting Coalition, may reach many students. We commend their work!

Pennsylvania Student Voting Coalition: This group of staff, faculty, and student leaders at 20 campuses has been working since May on boosting the student vote. Right now, PASVC is in discussion with the Clerks of the Boards of Election in different counties to ascertain procedures for Mail-In Voting by students, and with the Secretary of State to ensure all goes well. PASVC is coordinated by Benjamin Oh, a Fellow at Penn’s Netter Center for Community Partnerships (benoh@sas.upenn.edu); contact him or Faculty Network Steering Committee member, Van Gosse, to find out more!

STUDENT VOTING IN NORTH CAROLINA

Things to Know:

College students can choose whether to register at their permanent/home address or at the address at which they reside when they attend school.

Important Dates/ Deadlines:

Deadline to Register to Vote: Oct. 9

Early Voting: Oct. 15- 31

Deadline to request an Absentee Ballot: Oct. 27

Deadline to return completed Absentee Ballot: Nov. 3 (Postmarked by Nov. 3)

Election Day: Nov. 3

Resources:

For the most up to date and accurate information for state level voting information visit the NC Board of Elections website: https://www.ncsbe.gov/ From this website you can access every County Board of Elections to get the most up to date and accurate information for your specific county level voting information.

Registering to Vote:

To check your registration:  https://vt.ncsbe.gov/RegLkup/

To register: https://www.ncsbe.gov/registering/how-register

Mail-in voting:

Any North Carolina registered voter may request, receive and vote a mail-in absentee ballot. No special circumstance or reason is needed to vote by mail in North Carolina. 

To request a mail-in absentee ballot: https://www.ncsbe.gov/voting/vote-mail

And now you can track your mail-in absentee ballot:  https://northcarolina.ballottrax.net/voter/

Early Voting:

General Info: https://www.ncsbe.gov/voting/vote-early-person

To find the early voting sites with days & hours in each county: https://vt.ncsbe.gov/ossite/

Vote In Person on Election Day:

General Info: https://www.ncsbe.gov/voting/vote-person-election-day

To find your polling place: https://vt.ncsbe.gov/RegLkup/

Consider voting on Election Day as an excused absence /Have class online or not at all on 

https://www.magnifyyourvoice.com/studentsvote2020

Student Poll Workers: 

Campus Compact  & Power to the Polls have teamed up to recruit student poll workers

https://compact.org/education-for-democracy/safe-elections-project/ https://www.powerthepolls.org/campus/

Presentation: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1YUcWS1YR0mLb6j4PrOeF2x-OhexZ-qS6yAtMrSzcpUo/edit?usp=sharing

css.php