VOTE: About

Find out how to register to vote, check your registration status, learn about the 2020 election, and more!

YOUR OHIO VOTE MATTERS!

In a 2018 tweet Ohio's Secretary of State John Husted tweeted: "When we say ‘one vote matters,’ it’s not just a saying – it has proven true 141 times in #Ohio over the last five years."

Politifact backs up Husted's statement by checking the numbers.

Poll Workers are Needed!

Are you civic minded and want to help with the 2020 election? How about becoming a poll worker!

Look for Voter Registration at These Events

the words register to vote on a map of the US

  • Welcome Fairs
  • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration
  • Constitution Day
  • Empowerment summit for justice-involved community members

Why is Columbus State Trying to Engage Students?

        students registering to vote the Delaware CampusAs one of the largest and most diverse community colleges in Ohio, Columbus State plays a pivotal role in the civic life of Central Ohio. We take this responsibility seriously. As a result, we are building on our student democratic engagement practices in a coordinated, organized, and impactful way across our entire institution.

In 2020 Columbus State joined the National Study of Learning, Voting, and Engagement (NSLVE) initiative through the Institute for Democracy and Higher Education at Tufts University to learn more about our students’ voting registration and participation rates. This data helps us measure and improve students' voting engagement.

Important Autumn Dates

  • Aug - Nov 3: virtual assistance with voter registration for students
  • Aug 31 - Sept 26: Weeks of Welcome (WoW) virtual student voter registration
  • Sept 15: Delaware Campus' virtual "Vote Your Voice" noon - 1 p.m.
  • Oct 6 - Nov 2: early voting period
  • Oct 6 - Nov 3: Ohio Community Colleges Voting Challenge
  • Nov 3: In person voting

Virtual Ohio Student Voting Summit

Ohio Student Voting Summit. Join us on Constitution Day to find out everything you need to know about voting during Covid19! 9/17/20 10a.m.-1p.m. EST. Register today: https://bit.ly/OhioVoteSummit. Discussions will cover: mail in voting; digital organizing; coalition building; volunteer recruitment, and more.

Become a WorkElections Fellow

Campus Vote Project (CVP) is enlisting/training students as paid WorkElections Fellows, who will then recruit their peers as poll workers for the November 2020 general election. CVP will training student recruiters to be effective campus organizers and peer educators about the important role of poll workers in protecting our democracy.

WorkElections Fellows will get a $1,000 stipend for two months of recruitment work, beginning September 8th, 2020. Read more at this Google doc, and apply via this Google doc.

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