Tuesday, November 4, 2014 is Election Day!
The polls are open from 6 AM to 8 PM, so all U.S. citizens on campus should find some time to vote at their assigned polling location. Connecticut offers Election Day Registration, meaning those of you who forgot to register or to apply for an absentee ballot can still register and vote in person in the main lobby of City Hall.
Vans to City Hall and the various polling places will depart regularly from Usdan starting at 9 AM, and several of the polls are within walking/biking distance of campus. Bring a photo ID (such as your WesCard) and the letter emailed to you over the weekend from Wesleyan’s Office of the Registrar. The Registrar’s site has more information on registration and ID requirements. Students voting by absentee ballot should double-check their state’s deadline and mail it back on time.
Still unsure about voting in Middletown? Check out my reasons, let your fave celebrities convince you, or read a local newspaper.
All those studying abroad, listen up! You can still vote in the November 2012 elections, even if you’re not in the US for this semester. You just need to get on top of your absentee ballot application ASAP. In order to help you with that, here is a message filled with great resources that Wesleying received from a fellow student last week:
Youth Vote Overseas is a site designed to inspire and assist young American voters. They offer a variety of services and voter assistance online. Students can follow them on Twitter here and “Like” them on Facebook here.
Another great resource is the Federal Voter Assistance Program, which can be found online here. The site includes links to online applications for the Federal Post Card Application as well as the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot, a backup ballot available if a citizen outside the United States does not receive the regular absentee ballot from their state after having made a timely application.
For additional election-related resources, visit the “Election 2012” campaign page on NAFSA’s Connecting Our World site here.
If you need any additional help, post a comment and we will get back to you ASAP.