Temple Votes is committed to providing comprehensive voter registration, education, and mobilization efforts at Temple University. It is a non-partisan initiative led by a committee of students, faculty, administrators, and voter education organizations. We have been designated as a Voter Friendly Campus by the Campus Vote Project and NASPA!
Students can choose to register to vote at your address on/near or at your permanent home address. Many students are not sure about where to register. The most important things to consider are where you feel is most convenient and motivating to actually vote. Campus Vote Project can guide you through important questions or you can text VOTE to 762-ALL-VOTE (762-255-8683) to be guided through the process.
Students who wish to vote in the Pennsylvania May Primary must register by May 3rd.
- Check your state guide for complete information about voting options and what ID you need.
- Check your current registration status
- Register to vote - Note that you must re-register to vote every time you move to a different location on or around Temple's campus.
Make sure you are #VoteReady.
Below are some helpful links about processes and what to expect, but if you have additional questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- What should I expect as a First Time Voter?
- How do I vote by mail in PA?
- I want to vote in-person. Where is my polling location?
- How do I use an in-person voting booth in Pennsylvania?
- Are there voting resources available for people with disabilities?
- Who will be on my ballot?
- Know your rights as a voter
Now that you are registered and informed, don't miss your chance to make your voice heard. The 2021 Pennsylvania Primaries will be held on Tuesday, May 18. If you can't make it to your polling location on that day, be sure to request an absentee ballot or mail-in ballot based on the processes of the state where you are registered.
- Make a Plan: When, where, and with whom will you vote? Print this card to help plan your day.
- Bring ID: Know what forms of ID to bring with you to vote. In Pennsylvania, your driver's license or Temple Owl Card works! For other states, check your state guide for acceptable forms.
- Get Reminders: Using text messages, you can get reminders to vote. Click here for more details!
- Check Your Ballot: If you are voting by mail in PA, you can track the status of your ballot.
After Election Day
The votes are in. Below are some resources for individuals for after Election Day. Resources for faculty wishing to facilitate classroom conversations are available here.
- Tuttleman Counseling Services Election Stress kit
- Campus Election Engagement Project - Common Questions After Election Day: A Student Guide