It’s election season! And Elmhurst College has all the resources you need to become an engaged, educated, registered voter in Illinois or your home state.
Learn about the issues by attending election events on campus. From voter registration events to debate-watching parties, Elmhurst is hosting a full schedule of campaign events to help you understand the issues and the candidates.
If you’re a first-time voter, decide where you want to vote.
If you register as a first-time voter in your home state or region, you may have to travel home on Election Day to cast your ballot in person. If you can’t do that, consider registering in Illinois so you are able to vote in person. Learn more about state-specific requirements at the Fair Elections Network.
Find out the deadline for Voter Registration in your selected location.
In Illinois, the voter registration deadline for the General Election is October 9. If you want to vote in a state other than Illinois, refer to your home state election guidelines.
Register to vote.
Voter registration guidelines differ from state to state. In Illinois you can register in person or by mail by completing the voter registration application. To learn more about voting in your home state or in Illinois, go to the Fair Elections Network.
Voters frequently express frustration about knowing what to believe in political campaigning. Check the facts by going to factcheck.org, a nonpartisan, nonprofit “consumer advocate” that “aims to reduce the level of deception and confusion in U.S. politics.”
For more information about becoming an informed, registered voter, contact Laura Wilmarth Tyna in the Office of Leadership, Service and Engagement (Room 240, Frick Center) at (630) 617-3687.