Temple Votes

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.  

Information below is intended for individuals.  Faculty or departments can find additional resources here.  There are also slides available for student organizations.

Get Registered 

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.

Special information for students who have lived on campus or still do live on campus in Fall 2020 can be found here.

Get Informed

Make sure you are #VoteReady.

Voters should be informed about candidates, issues, and processes before Election Days.  Make sure you utilize verified resources to get accurate information.  Here are non-partisan candidate guides, as well as information on the impact of the Supreme Court.  A Spanish version is available here.

Below are some helpful links about processes and what to expect, but if you have additional questions, email templevotes@temple.edu.   

Get Mobilized

Now that you are registered and informed, don't miss your chance to make your voice heard.  The 2020 General Election will be held on Tuesday, November 3.  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.  It might take a while to know the final outcome.  Below are some resources for individuals for after Election Day.  Resources for faculty wishing to facilitate classroom conversations are available here.