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Vote 2020

Voter Registration

Check your state’s registration deadline, your registration status, and more

Absentee Ballot

Absentee Ballots

To vote by mail, remember to request an absentee ballot at least 30 days prior to Election Day on November 3, 2020.

I Voted in Mask

Safe Voting during COVID-19

When voting in person, remember to follow best practices to help protect yourself and others from the spread of COVID-19.

#TCVOTES

Where and how should I vote? This voter registration flow chart will show you the way.

A Message from President Thomas Bailey

Dear TC community,

On November 3, 2020, Americans will decide who will be the next president of the United States. We will also vote for officials at the federal, state and local level who will represent us for years to come and make important decisions that affect our daily health, education, and safety.

Voter registration deadlines are fast approaching. Most states' deadlines are the first week of October. TC is committed to helping you navigate the voting process to make sure that your voice is heard and that you can vote safely and security. I'm pleased to announce a College-wide initiative called TC Votes to be your resource for voting--wherever you are living.

We'll kick off the initiative on Constitution Day, Thursday, September 17, at 4:30 pm, when The Office of the Vice President for Diversity and Community Affairs will host "Honoring Good Trouble: Ending Voter Suppression." This event is in honor of U.S. Rep. John Lewis for his dedication to ending voter suppression and advancing civil rights. Panelists will be Julie Ebenstein, Senior Staff Attorney, Voting Rights Project at the ACLU and Ricardo Ramirez, Voting Rights Advisor at the Brennan Center for Justice. The discussion will center around the struggle for many communities to obtain the right to vote and the different ways that votes are suppressed (past and present). Please register here.

To work with you one-on-one to navigate the voting registration process— no matter where you live— the Office of Government Relations will hold a weekly open house each Wednesday at 10am EST through Election Day. The Office will also share opportunities to get involved in the election process, like becoming a poll worker. You may register for the Wednesday open houses here.

The Offices of Residential Life and Public Safety have made available postage-paid New York voter registration forms at the entrances of Zankel, Whittier, and New Residential Halls. The deadline to register in New York is October 9th. Stay tuned to TC's social media channels for other important deadlines.

Voting is key to a healthy representative democracy. So is taking the Census. I urge you to complete the Census by September 30th- you may do so here. Census data informs how many Members of Congress represented your community and state, as well as determining how billions of dollars in funding are allocated.

Please visit TC Votes for these and other voting resources.

-Tom

 

Upcoming Events


THE 2020 CENSUS


Civic action this year also encompasses filling out the 2020 Census, which plays a critical role in determining how much federal funding communities and states receive each year. The deadline to complete the Census is September 30. Learn more and complete it here.

Key Dates


October 9 Deadline to register in NY 
October 13 New Jersey voter registration deadline.
October 14 Voter registration open house with Government Relations
October 14 Last day to change your voting address (NY) 
October 19 California voter registration deadline.
October 21 Voter registration open house with Government Relations
October 24 Nov 1 - Early voting in New York
October 24 Vote Early Day
October 28 Open house with Government Relations
November 3 Election Day

Questions? Contact Matthew J. Camp, Director of Government Relations, at camp@tc.edu.

Stay Connected

We’re sharing voting information with the community across social media with the hashtag #TCVotes. Join the conversation and encourage your network to participate in the civic process. #TCVotes

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