A Quick Guide to Voting

This year’s Election Day is the first opportunity most college students have to vote in a presidential election. And with hot-button campaign issues like funding for higher education, women’s rights and job creation, college students have some of the highest electoral stakes in the country. 

Use the following guide to ensure that your voice will be heard on Nov. 6.

Not Registered?

The deadline to register to vote in November’s election is Tues. Oct. 16. Citizens can register at their county clerk’s office or by printing and mailing a registration application form.

College students also have the choice to register from their college or home addresses.

For more information on how to register in your county, visit your state’s government election site. New Jersey residents: http://www.state.nj.us/state/elections/voting-information.html.

Voting by Mail?

The deadline to submit a vote-by-mail ballot application to your county clerk is Tues. Oct. 30. Voters may also apply in person to the county clerk until 3 p.m. on Mon. Nov. 5. 

For more information or to download a vote-by-mail application, visit your state’s government election site. New Jersey residents: http://www.state.nj.us/state/elections/voting-information-vote-by-mail.html.

Stay Informed

There are three debates left before Election Day. All debates will be held from 9 to 10:30 p.m. on all major news networks.

The next debate is tonight and will feature vice presidential candidates Joseph Biden and Paul Ryan.

The final presidential debates will be held Oct. 16 and Oct. 22.