America Votes

Welcome to the UVA Center for Politics voter information page. Below you can find the answers to when, where and how to vote.  Whether you decide to vote here in the state of Virginia or in another state you call home, you should find this information helpful. If you have suggestions of additional information for this page please send them to Glenn Crossman at gac4t@virginia.edu

REGISTERING AND VOTING

REGISTERING AND VOTING

FAQS When Is the Voter Registration Deadline? The deadline in Virginia is October 17, 2022 to  register to vote or update an existing registration for the November 8, 2022 General Elections. Rock the Vote also has a useful resource for looking up information in other states. When is Election Day? The General Election is Tuesday, November 8, 2022. Block out time…
VOLUNTEER POLL WORKER

VOLUNTEER POLL WORKER

https://www.powerthepolls.org/UVA
CANDIDATE INFORMATION

CANDIDATE INFORMATION

Vote Smart – https://justfacts.votesmart.org Vote Smart offers every candidate and elected official from President to local government and can be easily and instantly accessed through the Voter’s Self-Defense System: Voting Records, Biographical and contact information, Issue positions (political courage test),Interest group rating, Public statements and Campaign finances. FAQs 1. How do I find information on candidates?  Visit websites like www.votesmart.org to…
MAKING A PLAN

MAKING A PLAN

If you live in Virginia  Visit this website and mark your calendar for each election: https://www.elections.virginia.gov/casting-a-ballot/calendars-schedules/upcoming-elections.html UVA students: decide whether to vote absentee or in Charlottesville.  See “Voting Absentee” and “Registering to Vote” Make sure you register before the deadline.  Make a plan as election day nears. Find your polling location HERE.  What time of day will I be free to…
ELECTION LAW CHANGES

ELECTION LAW CHANGES

Election law changes effective July 1, 2020 Absentee Voting HB 1 and SB 111 – Absentee Voting; no excuse required. Effective date: July 1, 2020 These bills are identical and eliminate all excuses previously required for a voter to be eligible to vote by absentee ballot. This allows any otherwise qualified voter to vote in person or by mail up to…
WHY VOTING MATTERS

WHY VOTING MATTERS

Millennials and Gen Z are the largest eligible voting block in 2020, yet often are outvoted by older demographic groups.  As explained by the Campus Vote Project, young adults are less likely to vote because they are less likely to have drivers’ licenses, move frequently, and aren’t contacted by political campaigns as aggressively. Fortunately, through the work of civic engagement initiatives,…
PAST UVA VOTING DATA

PAST UVA VOTING DATA

Turnout among University of Virginia students has been on the rise, according to data from our National Study on Learning, Voting and Engagement (NSLVE) report and from CIRCLE estimates of youth turnout. UVA student voter turnout increased from 14.9% in the 2014 midterm elections to 45.8% in the 2018 midterm elections (NSLVE). For the 2020 elections, 68% of UVA students who…
POLLING PLACES

POLLING PLACES

Locations are being updated due to redistricting. More Information to come.