Elections and Voting


Exercise your Right!

All Washington University community members are encouraged to exercise their right to vote if they are eligible.  Students must decide if they would like to vote in Missouri while they are living here or vote absentee in their home state.  They can register to do either at TurboVote.   Students should also consider if voting in Missouri will affect their ability to apply as a resident for in-state graduate or professional school later.  Voting here does mean someone gives up his or her residency, but may be one factor considered among several.  Click here for full information and individual state policies.

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This helpful link from the League of Women Voters allows you to enter your address and see exactly what will be on upcoming ballots in Missouri.  The Beyond November Voter's Guide  provides additional information on individual candidates.


Voter Registration deadline for the November 4, 2014 election is October 8, 2014

The deadline to register to vote in Missouri for the upcoming elections is the fourth Wednesday prior to the election date.  Click here to check that you are registered, confirm your polling place, and see sample ballots.

Students may vote by absentee ballot in their home state or register to vote in Missouri through https://wustl.turbovote.org/.  Even if you are already registered, this helpful service also sends you election reminder emails and texts, so sign up today!   


Voter ID requirements vary by state.  Click here to find out if you are voting in a state that will accept student ID. 

Voter registration or change of address is also available from 8:30 am-5 pm in the Gephardt Institute Office in Danforth University Center Suite 340.  




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