Elections 2020

Election Day is Tuesday, November 3! Check this page for more information about registering, voting, and discussing the election. 

How to Vote

Voting In Person

If you choose to vote in person, confirm your polling place location.

St. Louis County voters will be able to vote at any County polling place, including the polling place on campus. In Missouri, polls are open 6a to 7p. Bring your ID with you.

Mail-In or Absentee

Depending on your circumstances, you may want to vote absentee or by mail-in ballot. Research the requirements for your jurisdiction. Learn more about Missouri absentee and mail-in voting here>>

Have enough time to mail back your ballot

If you plan to vote by mail-in or absentee, request your ballot as soon as possible. Once you have received teh ballot, be sure to complete it quickly to allow time for delivery. Missouri ballots must arrive at your Board of Elections by 7p on Tuesday, November 3. 

Support from the Gephardt Institute

The Gephardt Institute is supporting individuals who will be voting absentee in November. Find more information on their website here, or check out their LinkTree with additional resources here.

Voter Registration

WashU students, faculty, and staff can register to vote through TurboVote. The voter registration deadline for Missouri was October 7th, and registration can be completed online. If you moved (even from the South 40 to the North Side), you must update your voter registration. Even if you think you’re registered, double check your registration. For Missouri, you can check here

Discuss and Learn 

The Office for Socially Engaged Practice will be sponsoring a series of events to provide spaces for discussion of and reflection on the 2020 election. 

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
Open to all students, staff, and faculty
Register for Zoom link>>

Imagine the future: The historic 2020 election has happened. How do you feel? How are you responding? What has changed? That future will be here on November 4th, even if we don’t know the final outcome of the election. Join your classmates, faculty, and friends to talk about your responses on the day after. 

Join the Office for Socially Engaged Practice to reflect and connect. In each session, we will pose a series of questions and have small group discussions about our responses and feelings. Feel free to bring your lunch, your coloring, or your pets — anything to make you feel comfortable. 

Volunteer to be a Poll Worker

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there is a shortage of poll workers this year. Consider signing up as a poll worker at your local polling place>>