Registration and voting information
Voting Information Updates offered by Duke Votes provide students an opportunity to receive targeted information about their voting situation. We will send an email with information regarding how to vote and the pertinent deadlines, as well as an update with information regarding absentee deadlines, early voting dates and times, and Election Day precinct information.
The Washington Post has a guide on how to vote in your state that will help you find registration deadlines and ways to register in your state.
Turbovote makes voting easy through a simultaneous online voter registration and ballot request process that takes minutes to complete. This tool helps manage voter registration deadlines and provides election reminders for all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
Research your ballot
Duke University faculty and staff are continually sharing research and analysis related to the 2020 election, all of which can be found on the Duke News website.
For North Carolina state and local elections, the News & Observer has created a voter guide where readers can look up who’s on their ballot based on their address and can compare and research candidates.
BallotReady is a tool that aggregates content from candidates’ websites, social media, press, endorsers and board of elections for comprehensive, nonpartisan information about the candidates and referendums on your ballot. With support from the National Science Foundation, the Knight Foundation, and the University of Chicago’s Institute of Politics, BallotReady provides voter guides nationwide and works to help every midterm voter cast an informed vote.
If you want to help register students to vote, create informational graphics to help educate the Duke community, plan Duke Votes events, or collaborate in other ways, please fill out our volunteer form or e-mail Duke senior and Duke Votes chair Jessica Sullivan at firstname.lastname@example.org, and she’ll plug you into the campus-wide Duke Votes operation.
As part of our outreach efforts, we want to make voting accessible by ensuring that students have all the information they need to cast a ballot this Fall. Through our student group pledge, we will work with student organizations to provide resources, training, and information. By taking our pledge, student groups commit to working with Duke Votes to share resources, facilitate conversations, and do the work to reach 100% registration and turnout among eligible members. If you are interested in pledging your student group, you can do so here
Professors and RAs
We would love to speak to your class or residence hall. If you are interested in having a Duke Votes team member register your students, host a voter education session, or answer any questions, please email us at email@example.com