PSA: How to Cast Your Vote in 2018 (UPDATED)

Whatever your political leanings, 2018 is going to be an important election year. Pollsters, pundits, and politicians all make assumptions about what college students will do in the votiing booth (including not showing up at all). If you are eligible, the only way to make your vote say what you mean is to cast it.

Here’s a post on the question, should college students vote at home or at college?

Here’s a FAQ specifically on registering to vote in Illinois.

Here’s a link to register in Champaign County (if you choose to register here where you go to college).

The Democratic and Republican primaries for 2018 are on March 20 in Illinois, which is during spring break. If you choose to register in Champaign County but go home for break, you will need to vote by mail (click for instructions on how to do it) or early (click for details).

Early primary voting has already begun at various county locations. It WILL be available on campus during the week before Spring break: Illini Union – Room 213, 1401 West Green Street, Urbana – Map external link

  • Tuesday, March 13 through Friday, March 16: 10:00am – 6:00pm
  • Saturday, March 17: 10:00am – 1:00pm
  • Sunday, March 18: 1:00pm – 4:00pm
  • Monday, March 19: 10:00am – 6:00pm

Don’t feel like you know about the issues to vote? You have time to fix that. Lots of people want you make responsible and well-informed voting decisions!

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