The 2020 Election is going to be one of the most important elections in history and the outcome will be decided by young voters like you. Montclair State University students have a history of voting at higher rates than the national average and this year will be no different. The Office of Civic and Voter Engagement has countless resources to help you with every step of the voting process from registration to sending in your ballot.
Register to Vote
Are you registered to vote? New Jersey just rolled out a new online voter registration system that makes it easier than ever to get registered! Have your voice heard and register before the deadline of Tuesday, October 13. We also encourage you to join us at National Voter Registration Day on Tuesday, September 22, Student Center, Quad, or our Last Chance Voter Registration event on Monday, October 12.
Not Sure Where You Are Registered?
Visit the Montclair State University’s Andrew Goodman Foundation website to find out what address you are registered with and where your ballot will be mailed. If it turns out you are registered at your home address and you live on campus, you can either update your voter registration to Montclair State or plan a trip home before Election Day.
Vote by Mail
This year in New Jersey, the election will be conducted mainly through vote by mail. All registered voters will receive a vote by mail ballot, regardless if one was requested or not, some time in early to mid-October. Once you receive your ballot, fill it out according to the instructions and mail it in! The ballots will have free postage and must be postmarked by Tuesday, November 3 and received by the Board of Elections by Tuesday, November 10 for your vote to count. So don’t wait! As soon as you get it in the mail, fill it out and VOTE!
We the People Week Events
In preparation for the election, the Office of Civic and Voter Engagement are holding a series of events beginning tomorrow, Thursday, September 17 with the kick off event: Constitution Day! We hope you join us both in-person and online to get educated and get your questions answered in regards to voting and the election.
- Constitution Day: Thursday, September 17, 12-1:30 p.m., Student Center, Quad.
- Voter Registration Training Webinar with Passaic County Clerk’s Office: Monday, September 21, 10-11 a.m., Zoom.
- Trivia Game Show – 2020 Election Addition: Monday, September 21, 8-9:15 p.m., Online.
- National Voter Registration Day: Tuesday, September 22, 12-4 p.m., Student Center, Quad.
- Where I Stand – Free Speech on Campus: Wednesday, September 23, 4-5 p.m., Online.
Please do not hesitate to reach out via social or email if you have questions about how to vote by mail, how to register or check your voter registration as well as any other general questions about the election.