Voting is not only your right; it's your responsibility. The National Voter Registration Act strives to make it possible for every member of the Kutztown University community to register to vote. This gives us a chance to dramatically increase the number of voters in our college communities. Find out important general information for student voters here.
Registration and Absentee Ballot Deadlines for PA Voters
**Please note that deadlines vary from state to state. These are the registration and absentee ballot deadlines for the state of PA. Not voting as a PA resident? Find out about your state's requirements.
- October 23, 2023 - Last Day to Register in PA to participate in the election on Tuesday, November 7, 2023.
- October 31, 2023 - Last Day to apply for a Mail-In or Civilian Absentee ballot
- Tuesday, November 7, 2023 - Midterm Election
- *Note: When voting at a polling place for the first time, ID is required. Learn more about the types of ID you can show.
- Polling locations in PA are open from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m.
- Tuesday, November 7, 2023 - Last Day for County Boards of Elections to receive voted mail-in and civilian absentee ballots (must be received by 8 p.m.)
- Wednesday, November 8, 2023 - First Day to Register after November election
Where is your polling location? Verify your voter registration and polling location. Election Officials can be reached with any questions particular to individual circumstances.
Who is on the ballot? See who will be on the ballot, and make an informed decision about your vote. Here is one of many, many resources with candidate information:http://votesmart.org
Trouble at the polls? To report problems, call 1-866-OUR-VOTE (1-866-687-8683), go to www.866ourvote.org, or text OURVOTE to 90975 to download the app.
What is TurboVote? To support every KU student in making their voice heard by casting a ballot, Kutztown University has partnered with TurboVote to provide an easy online portal to support the voter registration and voter education process. TurboVote will also assist by providing important reminders related to the voting process. TurboVote is a service provided by Democracy Works, Inc., a nonpartisan, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization devoted to improving civic engagement through the use of technology.
- New Users: Go to Kutztown's TurboVote website to get started. Please be advised that on the TurboVote Wizard page, you will be asked a few basic questions in order for TurboVote to provide you with the information you need to get registered and vote.
- Returning users: Please log in here if you already have a TurboVote account.
How can the Campus Vote Project (CVP) help? The Campus Vote Project provides voter education and support to campuses across the country. The CVP funds programs, provides stipends, and offers training for our Campus Vote Project Democracy Fellows.
Which office at Kutztown can assist with voting-related questions? The Office of Student Involvement located in McFarland Student Union 153 can assist. Email the office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Current NSLVE Report
Institute for Democracy & Higher Education's (IDHE) National Study of Learning, Voting, and Engagement (NSLVE, pronounced n-solve) is the nation’s largest study of college and university student voting. Institutions must opt-in to the study, and at this time, nearly 1,200 campuses of all types—community colleges, research universities, minority-serving and women’s colleges, state universities, and private institutions—participate. The dataset reflects all 50 states and the District of Columbia and includes 49 of the nation’s 50 flagship schools. IDHE uses de-identified student records to ensure student privacy. The 2020 dataset is robust with 8,880,700 voting-eligible students representing 1,051 colleges and universities.