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Elections 2018: National Voter Registration Day

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It’s National Voter Registration Day!  Use the information below to register to vote and investigate candidates and issues in your state.

Voting policies vary by state so check yours out at Rock The Vote.

Federal Voting Assistance Program – Voting Assistance Guide – a reference guide for everything you need to know about absentee voting in all 55 States, territories and the District of Columbia.

Vote411.org – Register to vote, search by state and topic, get a voting guide for your state.

U.S. Election Assistance Commission -Register and vote in your state, key votes and information.

Votesmart.org – Find your political soulmate, any politician, any issue.

Fairvote.org – Know the issues, find out about the voices and choices – https://www.fairvote.org/problems and https://www.fairvote.org/blog_hub

CIRCLE – The Center for Information & Research on Civic Learning and Engagement – 2018 Election Center.

C-SPAN – For the visually minded; access to the live gavel-to-gavel proceedings of the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate, and to other forums where public policy is discussed.


To dig deeper for information about elections, in addition to voting and registration information, see these resources:

CQ Voting & Elections Collection (CQ Press)

American National Election Studies (ANES)

Electoral College (U.S.)

Federal Election Commission (FEC)

America: History and Life (EBSCO)

The Almanac of American politics.

U.S. Census Blog – Voting in America: A Look at the 2016 Presidential Election

Pew Research Center – Elections and Campaigns


Join Falvey Memorial Library for the 2018 Elections Speaker Series! Today at 7:00 p.m., Mark L. Schrad, PhD, Associate Professor, Political Science, will discuss “Russian Meddling in US Elections.” Save the date for these upcoming events in the series:

Thurs., Sept. 27 – Matthew R. Kerbel, PhD, Professor and Chair, Political Science, “Exploring Potential Election Outcomes and their Implications”

Mon., Oct. 1 – Camille D. Burge, PhD, Assistant Professor, Politcal Science and Director, Africana Studies, “An Emotional Rollercoaster: Unpacking the 2018 Midterms”

Discussions will be followed by a Q&A session and will be held from 7-8 p.m. in the Speakers’ Corner of Falvey Library. Stop by the library to register to vote on Mon., Oct. 1 and Thurs., Oct 4 from 4-6 p.m. as Villanova Interfaith Activism will have a table set up on Falvey’s first floor (outside Holy Grounds).


Article by Merrill Stein, Social Sciences Librarian, Falvey Memorial Library.


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