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Voting & Elections Toolkits - Principia College

Start Here

1. Find out if you're registered to vote.

Many states provide voter registration when issuing IDs or driver licenses, so you may already be registered to vote. Click here to see if you're already registered to vote in your state.

2. If not, register to vote!

Choose your state from the navigation bar on the left to see current information on how to register to vote in your state. Remember, your friendly College librarians are here and ready to help you with the process!

3. Request an absentee ballot

Choose your state from the navigation bar on the left to find information on requesting an absentee ballot.

4. Complete & return ballot by your state's deadline.

Each state has different requirements for when ballots must be postmarked or received, so try to vote early to avoid missing deadlines.

General Resources on Voting and Elections

General Resources on Voting and Elections


1-866-OUR-VOTE (866-687-8683)

1-888-VE-Y-VOTA (en Español)

1-888-API-VOTE (Asian multilingual assistance)

Voter Registration & Election Day Resources

Find useful voter information including:

  • Local Election Office and Contact Information
  • Address, Telephone and Email for Local Election Offices
  • Upcoming Federal Election Dates and Deadlines
  • Upcoming State Election Dates and Deadlines
  • Eligibility Requirements
  • Identification Requirements
  • Voter Materials Transmission Options
  • State Lookup Tools – Am I Registered? Where’s my Ballot?

Population-Specific information and Resources

Voting Rights: Laws, Cases, Policy

Voter Engagement

Voter Education

Campaign Finance/Funding Information

Primary Sources, Lesson Plans & Exhibits


Librarians from the Government Documents Round Table (GODORT), a Round Table of the American Library Association (ALA), created these reference guides. These guides are intended for informational purposes only and are not in any way intended to be legal advice.

These guides are designated with a Creative Commons license and re-use and modification for educational purposes is encouraged.

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