In 2016, only 59 percent of eligible American voters cast a ballot in the presidential election. Voting is a right, but throughout much of our history it has been reserved for the privileged—centuries of activism and struggle gradually won greater access to the ballot box, and that fight continues today.
At Emory, we are committed to being the hub for all election information. We plan events to inform. We compile resources to explore. And, when it’s all over, we’ll analyze what happened and why.
We’re continuously adding and updating information, so bookmark The Emory Collective: Politics and return on a regular basis.
register | reg·is·ter \ ˈre-jə-stər \
: to enroll formally especially as a voter
Whether you want to vote in person, early, or via mail, each state has particular deadlines and forms to fill out. Deadlines are coming up in the next few weeks, but most forms take just a few minutes to fill out.
- PRO TIP 1: Once you are registered, double check your polling place. In many areas, COVID-19 has made last-minute location changes necessary.
- PRO TIP 2: If you choose to vote by mail, request and send in your ballot early. Follow up to confirm it was received and counted—if not, the secretary of state’s office in your state of registration can help you out.
learn \ ˈlərn \ : to gain knowledge or understanding
Grab a sample ballot, and do your homework. Once you are alone in that voting booth, it’s all up to you. Make your choices armed with information reflecting your beliefs.
- Emory Election 2020 - Get to know Emory’s election experts.
- Emory Election 2020 events- Put the upcoming events on your calendar and take a peek at past ones.
- EmoryVotes - It may seem student-centric, but scan through for helpful general information.
- Emory’s Office of Government and Community Affairs - Emory is involved with government affairs on every level.
- The Emory Collective: Politics - Bookmark and come back regularly for the most up-to-date information.
engage \ in-ˈgāj \ : to induce to participate
Volunteer opportunities are almost limitless. Make calls for your favorite candidate. Work the polls on election day. Write checks to fund campaigns. Get involved.
- Opportunities for Engagement (In Georgia and Nationwide) - Click on the state-by-state information.