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Royals Vote

The University of Scranton recognizes the importance and duty that we each have to ourselves and our nation to participate in the civic process of voting for our elected officials. Although the 2020 Presidential election is past, there are still many local elections coming up this year. The Office of Community Relations, in partnership with The University of Scranton Student Government, has compiled a list of voter resources to help guide students as they prepare to engage in their civic duty to make their voices heard in elections and to continue to engage with our civic process. 

Ensure you are ready to vote: check your voter registration, make a voting plan, and make your voice heard by casting your ballot. The resources in this guide offer an Election Day Voter Resource Guide, Voting Information, and Information on Election Related Events. Students with questions on this guide can reach out to The University of Scranton Student Government or contact the Office of Community Relations at community@scranton.edu.

Election Day Voter Resource Guide

Voting Questions?

If you have voting questions and don't know what to do we're here to support you! University of Scranton students can email: community@scranton.edu or call: 570-941-4419 with any voting questions. 

Voting Information

"People in every nation enhance the social dimension of their lives by acting as committed and responsible citizens." - Pope Francis

Verify Your Voter Registration

Before you head to the polls to vote in any upcoming elections, be sure to verify your voter registration is up to date. Remember, you must vote where you are registered to vote. The voter registration verification process is simple. If you have any questions, we are here to help!

Am I Registered to Vote?

How to Vote

Now that you're registered to vote, the next step is to creating your voting plan. A good way to create your voting plan is to think about where you will vote and how you plan to vote. 

Find Your State & Local Elections Office

 

Be Election Day Ready

If you plan to vote in an upcoming election in person, consider how you will get to your polling location and what you need to once you get there, such as a mask or supplies or an ID if it is your first time voting at polling location. PA voters can see accepted ID for voting here

Voter Registration Deadlines

 

You can also learn more about how to get others involved in our political process to help increase participation in our political process along. When We All Vote, a nonpartisan effort launched in 2018 by co-chairs Michelle Obama, Tom Hanks, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Janelle Monae, Chris Paul, Faith Hill and Tim McGraw, aims to change the culture around voting using a data-driven and multifaceted approach to increase participation in elections and provides information to help make voters aware of their voting rights. Democracy for All is another nonpartisan organization that seeks to connect and involve all people and communities, especially those traditionally underrepresented, in the democratic process.  

Learn About Your Voting Rights

Election Related Events

Examen for Civic Life

As we continue to prepare for upcoming local elections as a University community, the Office of Campus Ministries invites you to pray reflectively together. Using the Examen, a prayer exercise rooted in the spiritual exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola, we will together pray to discern and reflect in specific ways about the interrelationship between Gospel values and political engagement. Students, administrators, faculty, and staff lead this video prayer experience that you can view on The University of Scranton YouTube channel here.