2020 Election Resources

2020 Awakening Billboard, The Artist and Politics: A Statement (1970), Donald Judd/Judd Foundation, St. Louis. Full credit below

Posted by Liz Kramer October 29, 2020


The upcoming U.S. election has captivated the minds and attention of people across the country and in St. Louis, as evidenced by the installation of this For Freedoms billboard along I-70 (see above), featuring a famous aphorism by artist Donald Judd, a Missouri native. On campus, Sam Fox School students, in particular, have responded with creativity and zeal, launching their own non-partisan campaigns to drive voter turnout from their peers. Here are a few ways you can get involved.

How to Vote

For students, staff, and faculty planning to vote in-person on Election Day, be sure to double-check polling place locations and what you need to bring to the polls. Find nonpartisan information about voting and what's on your ballot at Vote411.org.

In Missouri, polls are open 6a to 7p. Bring your identification to the polls.

Follow Us on Instagram

Sam, the Sam Fox fox has been getting ready to vote! See his advice and preparation in our story on Instagram.

Just Vote, WashU!

Just Vote, WashU

Follow this account created by students in assistant professor Penina Acayo Laker's Design for Social Impact class. You'll find election-related information, ways to engage, and even cool Zoom backgrounds!

After the Election

The Office for Socially Engaged Practice will host a Zoom event to provide a space for students to reflect and process:

The Day After November 3rd: Reflecting on the Election
Wednesday, November 4, 11:30a-1:30p
First session beginning at 11:30a, second session beginning at 12:30p
More information and registration are available here>>

Additional post-election resources, including facilitated dialogues for faculty, staff, and students, can be found through the Gephardt Institute>> 

Additional resources for faculty to navigate post-election conversations are also available from the Gephardt Institute and the Teaching Center (PDF).

Take Care of Yourself

Different people will have very different feelings, responses, and ideas of success from the election. While interacting with classmates and colleagues, be open to other perspectives and sensitive to how you and others are responding.

Support Resources
- Habif's Mental Health Resource Guide
- Student Union's National Therapist Database
- Let’s Talk—brief, drop-in consultations with a Habif counselor will be available over Zoom, Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, November 2-4, from 8p-9:30p
- Additional resources are listed here>>

Get more information about the Sam Fox School's Election efforts>>

Lead Image Credit

Installation view of The Artist and Politics: A Statement (1970), Donald Judd/Judd Foundation. For Freedoms, 2020 Awakening Billboard Campaign, St. Louis, Missouri. Donald Judd Text © 2020 Judd Foundation. Image © Alyssa Meadows.