Power of Your Voice
Don’t forget to vote
Your voice matters!!! Make your voice heard. Start by making a plan to vote and VOTE!!!. #HMCVotes
How to track your ballot:
It is important to vote! If you voted via mail-in-ballot, remember you can track your ballot. Check out your state websites to find out how to track your ballot. If you reside in CA, track your ballot here. #HMCVotes
Know your rights
Being informed about your rights will help make sure your voice is heard. Did you know that if you make a mistake on your ballot, you can request a new one? Do you know there are ASL resources and protection rights for all? To learn more, visit our website.
Non-Partisan voter guides
HMC student leaders created non-partisan guides to share within our Mudd community. Find the MMAD Voting Guide Here & the ASHMC Sustainability Voter Guide Here. CEEP also has non-partisan guides you can use and or guidelines to create your own non-partisan guide.
Don’t forget to tune in to all the debates:
- Tuesday, September 29 6pm PST | 9pm EST
- Wednesday, October 7 (Vice-President Debate) 6pm PST | 9pm EST
- Thursday, October 15
- Thursday, October 22
Here is a resource that students can use for debates. You can download it here
#VoteReady: Getting registered is the first step, but once you’ve done that, what’s next? We’re here to help with some resources for not just getting registered, but also getting ready to vote and have your voice heard. Learn what’s on your ballot in your community
Register to Vote
You can register to vote here
Online registration is available for 40 states plus the District of Columbia. Find out about voter registration deadlines by state, voting times and locations, whether or not you’re eligible to register, and more. Visit this voter help page for more information.
Check Your Voter Registration
Make sure your registration is up to date now. You can check here and click “voter registration status”
Voting during COVID-19
Voters have options to cast their ballots in ways that keep them safe and comfortable
Mail-In Voting Information
Mail-in ballots that meet eligibility and validity requirements are counted in every election. The law requires all valid votes to be counted in every election regardless of how they are cast. State laws vary on how voters can cast ballots. Generally, voters can cast ballots in person during early voting or on Election Day, or through the mail. Voting by mail is also known as “absentee” voting.
Voters must be registered to vote to request and cast a mail-in ballot. You can check your voter registration status here
Voting by mail is safe and secure, but election administrators are working hard to expand the availability and safety of in-person voting as well. If you plan to vote in person and you have the option of voting early, you’re likely to experience fewer people and shorter lines. You’ll also help reduce the risk of overwhelming the system on Election Day.
Congress put hundreds of millions of dollars toward voting during the pandemic. The funding is being used for cleaning supplies and personal protective equipment (PPE) for voting sites and poll workers. If you plan to vote in person, wear a mask, consider bringing hand sanitizer, and practice social distancing by standing six feet apart from your fellow voters.