Students, faculty, and staff can always drop in and register at the Center for Civic Engagement (1813 Hinman Avenue) on the Evanston Campus from 9am to 5pm, Monday through Friday, throughout the academic year.
In addition to the year-round registration assistance offered at the Center for Civic Engagement, NU Votes works with a variety of campus partners to support several major registration & education efforts on campus.
Voter Registration StationMonday, October 1st – Friday, October 5th • 10am – 10pm at Norris University Center
Visit NU Votes at Norris all week to register to vote, request an absentee ballot, check or update your registration, access other resources like printing, copying, mailing, and get answers to all of your voting questions.
Wildcat WelcomeFriday, September 21st • 8am – 5pm at Welcome Centers – 560 Lincoln, Allison, Elder, Sargent & Willard
in collaboration with the Office of New Student & Family Programs
In some cases, students can complete most or all of the registration process online, depending on the state in which you are registering. However, each state’s registration process is different and many require additional elements (printed and signed forms, copies of ID’s, notarizing, etc.). Likewise, almost every state requires printed forms for absentee requests. Because of this, we encourage you to take advantage of in-person voter registration where you can be sure to complete the process fully & accurately and get any questions answered.
If you prefer to proceed on your own, the links below will get you started. If the submission of paper forms or any other steps are required, NU Votes can assist you with elements like printing, stamps, and mailing. Please visit CCE or an in-person voter registration event for assistance.
Find out if you are registered.
Can't remember if or where you are registered to vote? Start here:
Register or update your registration.
Use this form to update your registration or to register to vote for the first time.
Request an absentee ballot.
If you will not be able to vote in person at your designated polling place, you may want to request an absentee ballot.