Voter Registration

Register to Vote

  • Elizabethtown College encourages students to engage in the wider community, including participating in the electoral process.  You must be registered in order to vote!
  • In Pennsylvania, U. S. Citizens who will be 18 or older on election day may vote in the election.
  • Students may choose to vote either in Pennsylvania or in the state from which they moved. A 1979 Supreme Court decision affirms the right of students to vote in the county and state in which they attend school, whether they live on or off campus. Students can register to vote in the location of their student residence or their previous permanent residence.
  • Note that changing your voter registration from one state to another may impact some recipients of state government aid and a small number of recipients of private scholarships and grants. If you have one of these scholarships or grants please be sure to check eligibility requirements.
  • Changing your voter registration from one state to another will not affect any of your federal financial aid, including Pell Grants, Perkins Loans and Stafford Loans, Direct Subsidized Loans, Direct Unsubsidized Loans, and other federal loans and grants. It will also not impact whether you are considered your parents’ dependent for FAFSA (Federal Application for Student Aid) purposes.

    Federal Election Day is Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Voter Registration Links

Please note that each state has different deadlines by which you need to be registered to vote in the upcoming election. Please follow the links for this information as well as directions to register.


PA Online Voter Registration - Deadline Tuesday, October 9, 2018
https://www.pavoterservices.state.pa.us/Pages/VoterRegistrationApplication.aspx


MD Online Voter Registration -  Deadline Tuesday, October 16, 2018
http://www.elections.state.md.us/voter_registration/application.html


NJ Voter Registration – Mail-in Only - Deadline Tuesday, October 16, 2018
http://www.state.nj.us/state/elections/voting-information.html


DE Online Voter Registration -  Deadline Saturday, October 13, 2018
https://ivote.de.gov/voterlogin.aspx


NY Online Voter Registration - Deadline Friday, October 12, 2018
https://dmv.ny.gov/more-info/electronic-voter-registration-application


For American Citizens Overseas – Federal Voting Assistance Program
https://www.fvap.gov/

Find Your Polling Place

VotesPA - Voting resources
http://www.votespa.com/en-us


Find Your PA Polling Place

https://www.pavoterservices.state.pa.us/pages/pollingplaceinfo.aspx


Find Your Polling Place and Other Voting Information – provided by National Association of Secretaries of State
https://www.nass.org/can-i-vote

Absentee Ballot Information

Please note that when submitting an application for an absentee ballot and voting by absentee ballot by mail you need to be sure to allow sufficient time to receive mail by the required deadlines.  Start early!  Please follow the links for information about voting by absentee ballot as well as forms to request an absentee ballot.

PA Absentee Ballot - Request Deadline Tuesday, October 30, 2018
https://www.votespa.com/Voting-in-PA/Pages/Voting-by-Absentee-Ballot.aspx

MD Absentee Ballot - Request Deadline Tuesday, October 30, 2018
https://elections.maryland.gov/voting/absentee.html

NJ Absentee Ballot - Request Deadline Tuesday, October 30, 2018
https://nj.gov/state/elections/voting-information-vote-by-mail.html

DE Absentee Ballot - Request Deadline Tuesday, October 30, 2018
https://elections.delaware.gov/voter/absenteeballot.shtml

NY Absentee Ballot - Request Deadline Tuesday, October 30, 2018
https://www.elections.ny.gov/votingabsentee.html

For American Citizens Overseas – Federal Voting Assistance Program
https://www.fvap.gov/

Voter Info

Please check out the following links for more information about upcoming elections. Note that the links may not be updated in between elections.

Your Vote, Your Voice
http://yourvoteyourvoice.org/

Rock the Vote – Find voting information, polling places, election information
https://www.rockthevote.com/

Project Vote Smart
http://votesmart.org/