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Get Out the Vote

Get Out the Vote (GOTV) is a campaign to raise awareness about voter responsibility. We want to make sure your voice is heard in all upcoming elections.

Your first step is to register to vote. DePaul has partnered with TurboVote to make registering to vote and voting simple. No matter where you call home or where or how you plan to vote, TurboVote can help you! Go to TurboVote now​!

This is my first time registering to vote. What do I do?

​College students can register to vote in their home state or the state their college is in, but not both. Generally, you can register  in​ person, online or via mail.  DePaul has made it even easier for you to register to vote by partnering with TurboVote. Visit TurboVote and register to vote now​!

I'm not sure if I'm registered to vote. What do I do?

​If you're not sure if you are registered to vote , TurboVote can help you with that, too. As part of registering for the service, they will check the name and address you enter against a list of current registered voters in Illinois, or you can use their registration lookup service. Remember, though, you can only be registered to vote and can only vote in one state--either your home state (if applicable), or the state your college or university is in (Illinois). If you are not sure if you are registered to vote in your home state, you will have to check  with your state's State Board of Elections.

How long will it take to register to vote?

​It can really depend. However, it can take as little as 5-10 minutes. 

If I live on-campus, what address do I use to register to vote?

​​You'll want to use your campus mailing address and not the address of your residence hall.

DePaul University
2250 N. Sheffield Avenue, Suite 317
Mailbox # _____
Chicago, IL 60614​​

If you're an incoming student and don't know your mailbox number yet, leave that blank. 

Where can I register to vote?

You can register to vote in Illinois  with TurboVote​. If you need a computer, visit the Office of Student Involvement​​ during their normal business hours. Let the staff know you'd like to register to vote and they'll direct you to an available computer. You can also register in person at a number of  locations across the city or via mail. You will need two forms of identification with your current address. Learn more here​.
 
To register to vote in your home state, you will have to refer to the local rules, laws and procedures for registering to vote in that state, and when you vote, you will do so using an absentee ballot, so be sure to request your ballot with enough time to receive it and send it back prior to the election closing.

Where do I vote on Election Day?

Your​ polling place is based on your zipcode. To find your local polling place, click here​

Important Resources for Voters: