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PA Voter Registration
October 19, 2020

 

Election Day
November 3, 2020

Villanova University’s Mission statement calls for a community of people “who seek to nurture a concern for the common good and who share an enthusiasm for the challenge of responsible and productive citizenship.” The Villanova Student Government Association, the Office of Student Involvement, the Office of Government Relations, along with campus colleagues are excited provide campus coalition to promote voter education, voter registration and voter mobilization.

Learning about your ballot is a critical part of active democratic civic engagement. Before you vote, visit Vote411 to learn about who and what will be on your ballot this election.

Registering to vote! Email sga@villanova.edu to set up a training during one of your student organization meetings by the #Let'sVoteNova committee. This training will teach students on how to register to vote including resources on voter registration information in PA or  your home state.  

Where do I vote?

Where you vote depends on where your dorm is located on campus.

  • Alumni, Austin, Corr, DeLurey, Fedigan, Moriarty, O'Dwyer, Sheehan, Simpson, St. Rita's, Sullivan - St. Mary's Episcopal Church, 4 Louella Avenue, Wayne, PA 19087
  • Arch, Canon, Chapter, Cupola, Friar, Trinity, Katharine, St. Monica, Stanford - Radnor Township Building , 301 Iven Ave, Radnor, PA 19087
  • Farley, Gallen, Jackson, Klekotka, Moulden, Rudolph, St. Clare, St. Mary’s, and Welsh - Radnor Elementary School, 20 Matsonford Road, Wayne, PA 19087
  • Caughlin, Good Counsel, McGuire - Rosemont Presbyterian Village, 404 Cheswick Place, Rosemont, PA 19010
     

Where can I double check my registration status?

Go to www.votespa.com then click on “check your voter registration status.”

Who is up for election in Pennsylvania in 2020?

  • President of the United States
  • Vice President of the United States
  • U.S. House of Representatives
  • Delegates to the National Conventions (Primary Only)
  • Pennsylvania Attorney General
  • Pennsylvania Auditor General
  • Pennsylvania Treasurer
  • State Senate
  • State House
     

Where can I find information on these candidates?

Learning about your ballot is a critical part of active democratic civic engagement. Before you vote, visit Vote411 to learn about who and what will be on your ballot this election.
 

Should I vote by mail in my home state or vote locally at Villanova?

You can only vote once where are registered. If you are registered in your home state and want to participate in your state’s election, visit your local county website to vote by mail or per your state’s guidelines. If you are registered locally at Villanova, you can vote in Pennsylvania’s election. It is up to you where you want to vote, you just must be registered in that state by the registration deadline.
 

Can I vote by mail in ballot in Pennsylvania?

Yes, you can vote by mail in ballot in Pennsylvania. To request a mail in ballot, please visit www.votespa.com. To fill this form out, you will need a valid PA Driver’s License or your social security number. Once you fill out the form, a ballot will be mailed to your designated address. Fill out the ballot and mail it back. Make sure you follow the instructions on the ballot to fill out your form correctly.
 

What if my name is not on the electoral roll or my information is incorrect?

If you arrive at your polling location and your name is not on the electoral roll, your information is listed incorrectly, do not have your ID, never received your absentee ballot, or have any other issues, please ask to speak to the Judge of Elections and fill out a provisional ballot.

A provisional ballot records your vote, while the County Election Office determines whether it can be counted. Within 7 days after the election, the County Election Office will decide whether you were eligible to vote at the election district where you voted the provisional ballot. If you were eligible, they will count your provisional ballot.

If you have any other questions or require additional assistance, please call Laura Wagoner at 484-995-7990. 

 

Annual Constitution Day Lecture

The Constitution in 2020

Join speaker Michael Moreland from the Villanova Law School on Friday, September 18 at 3:00pm for this in-person lecture taking place in the Driscoll Tent. Capacity is limted, so please RSVP “yes” to vuryancenter@villanova.edu.

During this time, Professor Moreland will address First Amendment issues, presidential power, and federalism from his perspective as a legal scholar. There will be time for Q&A.

 

Falvey Memorial Library Presents the
2020 Presidential Election Series

Camille Burge, PhD presents “Examining the Roles of Race and Emotions in the 2020 Election.” 

On Thursday, October 8,from 1:00pm - 2:00pm, Dr. Burge will address how we’re all feeling during this pandemic as well as our collective emotional reactions to a number of issues, including police brutality, #BlackLivesMatter, protests, #MeToo, hyperpolarization, and more. This ACS-approved event series is co-sponsored by Falvey Memorial Library, the Center for Peace and Justice Education, the Department of Political Science, the Department of Communication, the Department of Public Administration, and Let’s Vote Nova. All events and are free and open to the public.

Zoom join link for event attendees: https://villanova.zoom.us/j/94050688544

 

Matthew R. Kerbel, PhD, presents “The State of the Contest, Election Day, and What Happens Next”  

In the midst of a pandemic and with an incumbent casting doubt on the legitimacy of the vote, Americans are going to the polls to decide an election that could have more far-reaching consequences than any in our lifetime. Join Matthew R. Kerbel, PhD, Interim Associate Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning, Professor, Department of Political Science, on Thursday, October 22, from 1:00 - 2:00pm, for an update on the state of the contest and a discussion of what things could look like on Election Day and during the weeks afterwards. This ACS-approved event series is co-sponsored by Falvey Memorial Library, the Center for Peace and Justice Education, the Department of Political Science, the Department of Communication, the Department of Public Administration, and Let’s Vote Nova. All events and are free and open to the public.

Zoom join link: https://villanova.zoom.us/j/92278872069

 

Panel on “The Meaning of the Election in a Pandemic Year”

On Tuesday, October 27, from 11:30am - 1:00pm, Billie Murray, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Communication, will talk on current social justice movements as they relate to the upcoming election. Danielle N. Gadson, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Public Administration, will present on community health as it relates to the election during this unsettling pandemic. Tim Horner, D. Phil., Teaching Professor, Center for Peace and Justice Education, Augustine and Culture Seminar Program, will give us a global perspective of the upcoming election. This ACS-approved event series is co-sponsored by Falvey Memorial Library, the Center for Peace and Justice Education, the Department of Political Science, the Department of Communication, the Department of Public Administration, and Let’s Vote Nova. All events and are free and open to the public.

Zoom join link: https://villanova.zoom.us/j/97949390141