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Civic Engagement

Government holidays:

October 10 Columbus Day (campus closed for observance November 23, 2016)
November 11 Veterans Day
January 16 Martin Luther King Jr Birthday
February 20 Presidents Day: Washington's Birthday
May 29 Memorial Day
July 4 Independence Day


Student Political Organizations:

College Democrats
Students for Peace and Justice
Veterans Club
(see Clubs Listings for details)

Campus Election Engagement Project (CEEP) Fellowship Program

Please welcome this year's CEEP Fellows: Kirk Bampton & Steve Carnahan!

Join both Kirk & Steve as they offer many opportunities for students to become engaged voters this election season. Check out the SEaL portal on The Columbus State Hub for more details on upcoming events and programming.

How to Become a More Informed Voter?

Check out Rock the Vote 

Check out Project Vote Smart

Want to verify the facts of this year's elections? Check out Fact

Quick Links for Ohio Voting

To find out more on Elections and Voting in Ohio by County, click here:

To verify your personal Voter Information, click here:

To review the Ohio Voter Guide, click here:

For more general voter information, click here:

To find out your official polling location, click here:

To apply for an Absentee Mail Ballot, click here:

More information on Franklin County's Board of Elections can be found by utilizing the information below:

1700 Morse Road
Columbus, OH 43229
Office Hours:
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
(Monday - Friday)
Telephone: (614) 525-3100
Fax: (614) 525-3489

Other Events

Constitution Day- September 16, 2016

1st Presidential Debate- September 26, 2016

National Voter Registration Day- September 27, 2016

Columbus State Leadership Institute- September 24 - November 19, 2016

Vice Presidential Debate- October 4, 2016

2nd Presidential Debate- October 9, 2016

In-Person Early Voting- October 12- November 7, 2016

3rd Presidential Debate- October 19, 2016

Collegiate Leadership Conference of Ohio- November 4-5, 2016

Election Day 2016- Tuesday, November 8, 2016