Countdown to Election Day

Pledge to Vote!

I pledge to participate in all elections in 2020 and encourage my friends to vote, too!

Create My Voting Plan

01How Will You Vote?
02When Will You Vote?
03Where Will You Vote?

How to Vote

Registering takes 2 minutes.
Here’s everything you need to know:

  • You can register in either your home town OR
    at your University of Rochester campus address
  • If you live on campus and you choose to register in
    Rochester, use your campus mailing address, e.g.:
    500 Joseph C. Wilson Blvd.
    Rochester, NY 14627
    CMC Box 123456
  • If you live on campus and you’re registered in Rochester,
    you can avoid lines by voting early between October 24th
    and November 1st
  • If you live on campus and you’re registered in Rochester,
    you can vote in person on November 3 at the Saunders Research Building, 265 Crittenden Boulevard, Rochester, NY 14620
  • The next election is on November 3, 2020


Civics for Citizens: Voting at Home Using Vote-by-Mail and Absentee Voting

In this installment of Civics for Citizens, we’ll break down two methods of voting at home—absentee voting and vote by mail—so you can confidently cast your ballot from a safe distance.

What's on the Ballot

Our next election is on November 3, 2020


Voting doesn’t just happen on Election Day. You can make a difference in your community every day using your words, actions, and dollars! Explore some of the most pressing issues so you’re ready to make your voice heard at the ballot box and beyond.

Vote Everywhere @ University of Rochester

Common Connections, Room 201, Wilson Commons

Meet Andy

At the height of the Civil Rights Movement, 20-year-old Andrew Goodman joined the Freedom Summer Project of 1964 to register Black Americans to vote. On his first day in Mississippi, the Ku Klux Klan murdered Andy and two other civil rights workers, James Chaney and Michael Schwerner. Their murders catalyzed a movement to oppose white supremacy and voter suppression throughout the United States and led to the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Founded by his parents Robert and Carolyn Goodman to carry on his legacy, The Andrew Goodman Foundation’s mission is to make young voices and votes a powerful force in democracy by training young leaders, engaging high-potential voters, and challenging restrictive voter suppression laws.