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#TBT: Presidential Elections

The 1964 Belle Air was dedicated to the United State’s 35th president, John F. Kennedy, following his assassination in November 1963. Vice president Lyndon B. Johnson then became the 36th President of the United States. He then went on to win the 1964 Presidential Election in a landslide.

In preparing for the 2020 election, join the library for our 2020 U.S. Presidential Election Series. The first virtual event takes place today, Oct. 8, 1-2 p.m. Camille Burge, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Political, will discuss “Race and the Election.” For more information and the Zoom link, click here.

Also, if you haven’t yet – remember to register to vote! For information on getting registered, check out this post.


Let's Vote, 'Nova: National Voter Registration Day—September 22, 2020

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.

Voter Registration 

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.

Mail-In Ballot 

You can apply for a mail-in ballot online or via mail.

Online mail-in ballot:

Mail-in ballot by mail:

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.”

Absentee Ballot 

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.

Helpful Links 

Curated by Merrill Stein, Political Science Librarian.

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:

Matthew R. Kerbel, PhD, on “The State of the Contest, Election Day, and What Happens Next” 

Thursday, Oct. 22, at 1 p.m., in Zoom:

Panel on “The Meaning of the Election in a Pandemic Year”

Tuesday, Oct. 27, at 11:30 a.m., in Zoom:

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.

Kallie Stahl ’17 MA is Communication and Marketing Specialist at Falvey Memorial Library.




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Last Modified: September 21, 2020