AuburnVotes is a nonpartisan initiative designed to encourage all Auburn University students to participate in America’s democratic process by voting.
If you are not yet registered to vote, follow the link and complete the information to register.
Register to Vote
Not sure if you are registered to vote? Want to make sure that you have not been purged from your state's voter rolls? Check your registration status.
Verify Registration Status
Are you going to be away from home on election day? Do you want to vote by mail?
This November, we can guarantee that there will be more on your ballot than the Presidential race. Get information about candidates and issues.
Guides to Issues and Candidates
Frequently Asked Questions about Voter Registration
Is COVID-19 going to impact the election where I live?
- Because we do not know how long the outbreak will affect us, it is safe to prepare for the possibility that your election will be affected. Some states, such as Ohio have postponed their primary elections. While others, such as Florida, chose to continue as planned. Many polling places have changed due to safety concerns and reduced staff and volunteers. As this situation is rapidly evolving, some of these changes are occurring late in the game. Check on the status of your elections.
Does my vote actually matter?
- Yep, it definitely does! There are countless elections that have been decided by only a few votes. For example, a 2017 Virginia state election was tied, so the winner was selected by drawing names out of a bowl. Literally.
One vote matters. Your vote matters. And together, our votes have the collective power to decide the future of the country we want to see.
How do I vote by mail?
- First step: make sure you are registered to vote. Then, unless you live in a state that automatically mails voters ballots, you must fill out an absentee ballot application. Once you receive your ballot in the mail, cast your vote by mailing it back or, in some cases, dropping it off at a vote center. Make sure to request and return your ballot before the respective deadlines in your state.
Note: Due to COVID-19, many states have temporarily changed their absentee ballot laws. In addition, USPS has delayed timelines for mail, so make sure to request your absentee ballot at least two weeks before the deadline and send in your ballot two weeks before the election.
Am I registered to vote?
- You should always make sure that your address is up to date! You can use the verify status tool to check your registration. If you re-register, there is no penalty. Better safe than sorry, right?
Can I register to vote without a driver's license?
- Yes! You can register to vote using a driver’s license number or another non-driver ID number (for example, a state ID card). If you do not have a driver’s license or have not been issued a non-driver state ID card, states will allow you to register using the last four digits of your social security number (SSN), but you will have to print, sign, and mail in a paper version of the voter registration form to complete the process.
(The only exceptions are in the following states, where you should provide your full SSN: Hawaii, Kentucky, New Mexico, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia.)
How do I vote if I am at college in a different state?
- You can register to vote for your home state or the state where you go to college — but not both!
If you’re registering to vote in the state where you attend college and you live in a dorm, you must put your physical dorm address on the form, and a PO box does not count. (There is a separate section on the form for you to include your mailing address in case that is different from your dorm address.)
If you are registering to vote in your home state, be prepared to travel home to cast your ballot or mail in an absentee ballot. Learn more about early and absentee voting here.
When are my elections?
- There are hundreds of local elections in each state. When you register, our friends at Rock The Vote can send you reminders about when elections are coming up in your state or city.
Last Updated: October 2, 2020