ND Votes

​ND Votes is a nonpartisan campaign of the Center for Social Concerns, the Rooney Center for the Study of American Democracy, and the Constitutional Studies Minor to promote voter education, registration, and mobilization. ND Votes fosters conscientious engagement in political and civic life among students.

Grounded in the U.S. Catholic Bishops’ call to political responsibility found in Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship, the initiative is led by a student task force. This body meets monthly and includes representatives of numerous political and social issues student groups. The Task Force has reached out campus-wide and has invited liaisons in each residence hall to join the effort to engage fellow students. 

To get involved please contact task force chairs at ndvotes@nd.edu.

ND Votes urges all voting-eligible Notre Dame students to register to vote and cast a ballot in the 2020 election. Since registration laws can vary across states, this process can be challenging and confusing. To help students know the relevant deadlines and laws for their state, ND Votes is pleased to provide a comprehensive voter guide, with information for all 50 states.

ND VOTES GENERAL ELECTION VOTER GUIDE

Notre Dame has partnered with TurboVote to facilitate voter registration, requests for absentee ballots, and voting reminders. This online service is provided free of charge by the Rooney Center, the Center for Social Concerns, and the Office of Public Affairs and Communications to all members of the Notre Dame campus community. Click a link below to get started.

Student TurboVote Registration       Staff TurboVote Registration       Faculty TurboVote Registration

Please note that if you are studying or working abroad for the University, you may sign up for TurboVote services to receive voting reminders. For all other needs, such as registration documents and absentee ballots, we recommend the resources at the Overseas Vote Foundation

Planned activities for the fall of 2020 include student voter registration drives, adapting Pizza, Pop, and Politics discussions into a virtual podcast format, participation in Civic Engagement Week and events which create space for students to engage each other through civil discourse on political topics.

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Upcoming Events

September 2020

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Information Session | ISSLP 2021
Tuesday, September 29, 2020 - 7:00pm

October 2020

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Labor Café Goes Virtual! October First Friday
Friday, October 2, 2020 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
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Information Session | ISSLP 2021
Wednesday, October 7, 2020 - 7:00pm
08
BetterTogetherND Interfaith Small Group Launch
Thursday, October 8, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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Application Deadline | ISSLP 2021
Sunday, October 11, 2020 (All day)
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Application Deadline | SSLP 2021
Sunday, October 11, 2020 (All day)
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November 2020

01
Higgins Labor Film Club: Norma Rae (1979)
Sunday, November 1, 2020 - 4:00pm
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Labor Café Goes Virtual! November First Friday
Friday, November 6, 2020 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
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Higgins Labor Film Club: Bread and Roses (2000)
Sunday, November 8, 2020 - 4:00pm
09
CVN Virtual Volunteer Fair (Day 1)
Monday, November 9, 2020 - 5:30pm to 8:30pm
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CVN Virtual Volunteer Fair (Day 2)
Tuesday, November 10, 2020 - 12:30pm to 3:30pm

December 2020

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Labor Café Goes Virtual! December First Friday
Friday, December 4, 2020 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm