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.

Why Do You Vote? 

During the 2020 election season, ND Votes students asked campus faculty, staff, and students "Why do you vote?" to further ballot ready advocacy. Hear their answers and spot a few campus celebrities in this video. 

2020 Voter Guide

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

BallotReady

Are you looking for a place where you can see all the candidates and decisions on your 2020 ballot? Explore your ballot and make informed choices with BallotReady! You'll be able to check your registration status, find out where to vote, compare candidates on important issues, and more. Type in the address where you're registered to vote to get started. 

 

 

Voter Registration 

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

Events

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 2021

26
Information Session | ISSLP 2022 (In-Person and Virtual)
Sunday, September 26, 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

October 2021

01
Signs of the Times Brown Bag Lunch Series | Refugees
Friday, October 1, 2021 - 12:00pm
04
Information Session | ISSLP 2022 (In-Person Only)
Monday, October 4, 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
05
What to do with my Ph.D.? Community Engagement Career Paths
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm
05
Cry of the Earth, Cry of the Poor
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - 7:00pm
07
The Social
Thursday, October 7, 2021 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
12
Information Session | Catholic Social Tradition Minor
Tuesday, October 12, 2021 - 6:30pm
13
Information Session | ISSLP 2022 (In-Person and Virtual)
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
25
Application Close | ISSLP 2022
Monday, October 25, 2021 - 12:00am to 11:45pm

November 2021

05
05
Labor Café First Friday
Friday, November 5, 2021 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
12
Dignity and Justice Workshop
Friday, November 12, 2021 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
14
Higgins Labor CLASSics | Blue Collar (1978)
Sunday, November 14, 2021 - 3:00pm

December 2021

03
Signs of the Times Brown Bag Lunch Series | Housing
Friday, December 3, 2021 - 12:00pm
03
Labor Café First Friday
Friday, December 3, 2021 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm