Election Day 2020: Are you ready to vote?

September 17, 2020

The 2020 election is nearly here. Election Day falls on November 3, but options for early voting and absentee voting mean that the time to make your voting plan is now. Are you registered and ready to vote? Laws and regulations around voting are different in almost every state. We’ve put together a number of events and resources to help you navigate the election process, no matter when you’re planning to vote and what state/district you call home.

Calendar of Events

Virtual Voting Information Booth

Tuesday, September 22, 4 – 6 p.m.

It can be confusing figuring out how to register to vote, where to vote and other information to help you navigate the 2020 election. Do you have questions about voter registration, absentee ballots or any other voting issues? Staff from the University Libraries will be available on Tuesday, September 22, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. to help answer any questions you may have. Drop in at any time to get answers! Note: You must be logged in to your UNC Zoom account to participate.

Vote 2020: What You Need to Know

Thursday, September 24, 4 – 5 p.m.
Watch the recording.
Representatives from the League of Women Voters of Orange, Durham, and Chatham will discuss what you need to know to vote. A question-and-answer session will follow the presentation. The non-partisan presentation will cover:

  • Challenges to voting during COVID-19
  • Student voting (home vs. campus)
  • Voter registration
  • Vote absentee by mail: procedure and challenges
  • Vote in person: procedure and challenges
  • Information on the website VOTE411.org
  • How can you help promote voting?

Adulting 101: Keeping Up with the Candidates

Tuesday, October 6, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
RSVP and Zoom link via Heel Life
Prepare for the polls this November by finding the most accurate, up-to-date information about the general election candidates and how to vote in your county. This workshop will introduce strategies for researching the candidates’ platforms, funding sources and voting records.

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Voter Q&A

Have questions about registering to vote or mailing in your ballot? We’ve pulled together a number of common questions and answers about the voting process. Check out our Q&A here.

Ask your voting questions via chat, email and social media

If you have any questions about registering to vote, requesting an absentee ballot or anything else about voting, you may now reach out to University Libraries staff via chatemail or social media to get your questions answered. You can send us a message or reply on our Instagram and Twitter accounts.

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