RIT has partnered with TurboVote to help students register to vote, request absentee ballots, and remind them about upcoming elections and voter deadlines. The goal is to make the process as easy as possible for students!
RIT students can register with TurboVote and a completed voter registration form will arrive in the mail. Once you receive the completed registration form, simply sign it and put it back in the mail. It’ll be sent to the appropriate election office. You can also request an absentee ballot request form! All forms are sent with pre-addressed and pre-stamped envelopes.
Important Registration Information
As a student you have a constitutional right to register and vote in the place you consider to be “home”. That can be your family’s house, your apartment, or your dorm room.
Planning to register and vote locally?
The Board of Elections distinguishes between where you live (residence address) and where you receive mail (mailing address). For students in RIT housing, your residence address and mailing address may or may not be the same. Take a look at the information if you’re uncertain about what residence and mailing address you should use to register.
RIT Housing Residence and Mailing Addresses 2016 Important Dates
Planning to register and vote back home?
If you plan to register and vote back home, you’ll want to use your address back home as your residence address (where you live). For your mailing address, you’d want to consider where you want your voting-related information such as voting ID cards, absentee ballots, etc. to be delivered. That can either be back home or here, using your local mailing address. Remember to request an absentee ballot if you won’t be able to make it back home to vote on Election Day!