Make your voice heard, Wildcats! National Voter Registration Day is Sept. 22. Partnering with Let’s Vote, Nova, Falvey Memorial Library has informational packets on Pennsylvania voter registration available for you on the first floor in front of Holy Grounds.
As stated on the Let’s Vote, Nova voter registration page, “Villanova is separated into four districts that cover campus, depending on what residence hall you currently reside in. If you registered to vote in PA previously, you likely need to update your vote registration form with your new residence hall information.” You can update your information online or by mail. You can also register to vote in person at your county voter registration office, PennDOT, and other government agencies. For additional information, visit the Votes PA website.
Need assistance with the voter registration form? Check out Will D. Cat’s helpful instructions.
Oct. 19, 2020, is the last day to register to vote in Nov. 3, 2020, General Election.
You can apply for a mail-in ballot online or via mail.
Online mail-in ballot: https://www.pavoterservices.pa.gov/OnlineAbsenteeApplication/#/OnlineAbsenteeBegin
Mail-in ballot by mail: https://expressforms.pa.gov/apps/pa/DOS-VotesPA/Paper-Application
As stated on the Votes PA website, “Mail-in application must be received by your county election office by 5 p.m. on Oct. 27. Voted ballots must be received by your county election office [postmarks are not enough] by 8 p.m. on Nov. 3. Applications and ballots may be delivered to your county election office by the deadline.”
Registered to vote outside of Pennsylvania? Visit Rock The Vote for nationwide voting information. Select your state for additional resources and links for absentee voting and deadlines.
Curated by Merrill Stein, Political Science Librarian.
- America: History and Life (EBSCO)
- Pew Research Center, U.S. Politics & Policy
- The Almanac of American politics
- CQ Voting & Elections Collection (CQ Press)
- Roper Center for Public Opinion Research (iPOLL)
- 2020 election, state-by-state guide from FiveThirtyEight.com
- Voting and Registration data from the United States Census Bureau
- The Voter’s Self-Defense System
- Nationscape Insights (USA Today)
- Follow the Money
For more election discussion join us for the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election Virtual Event Series. This ACS-approved event series is co-sponsored by Falvey Memorial Library, the Center for Peace and Justice Education, the Department of Political Science, the Department of Communication, the Department of Public Administration, and Let’s Vote, Nova. All events are free and open to the public.
Camille Burge, PhD, on “Examining the Roles of Race and Emotions in the 2020 Election”
Thursday, Oct. 8, 1 p.m., in Zoom: https://villanova.zoom.us/j/94050688544
Thursday, Oct. 22, at 1 p.m., in Zoom: https://villanova.zoom.us/j/92278872069
Panel on “The Meaning of the Election in a Pandemic Year”
Billie Murray, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Communication, will talk on current social justice movements as they relate to the upcoming election. Danielle N. Gadson, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Public Administration, will present on community health as it relates to the election during this unsettling pandemic. Tim Horner, DPhil, Teaching Professor, Center for Peace and Justice Education, Augustine and Culture Seminar Program, will give us a global perspective of the upcoming election.
Looking for additional election resources? Contact Merrill Stein, Political Science Librarian.