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Columbus State Votes 2020

Update | Tuesday, September 15, 2020

With the presidential election quickly approaching, Columbus State's Student Democratic Engagement Committee encourages faculty, staff, and students to participate in the political process. The committee is co-chaired by Jonathan Kreger, associate professor of Political Science, and Diana Wisse, executive director of Student Affairs. 

In March, the College joined the National Study of Learning, Voting, and Engagement (NSLVE) initiative through the Institute for Democracy and Higher Education at Tufts University. Joining the initiative was an important step to learn more about students’ voting registration and participation rates. According to a past NSLVE report, students at two-year institutions have lower voting rates than students at other institutions of higher learning. Columbus State can attempt to begin the effort to change that. 

Residents in Ohio have until October 5 to register to vote for the November 3 election. You can register with the Ohio Secretary of State’s office at this link. 

The Columbus State Library has set up a Voting Information Page at this link. 

Watch two videos to learn how to register to vote and how to request an absentee ballot. 

A virtual Ohio Student Voting Summit, sponsored by Campus Vote Project, will be held on Thursday, September 17 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. It’s free and open to faculty, staff, and students. You can register here

See Columbus State’s full Voter Friendly Campus Plan at this link. 

The plan provides a full Calendar of Events for Autumn Semester. Highlights include:

September 21-25 – Political Engagement Week

October 5 – Last day to register to vote for the general election

October 6 – Early voting begins

October 31 – Absentee ballot requests due 

November 3 – Election Day


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