First Time Voters

Important Dates

  • 9.25.12 National Voter Registration Day
  • 10.9.12 General Election Registration Deadline
  • 10.30.12 Last day to apply for an absentee ballot
  • 11.2.12 Deadline for absentee ballots
  • 11.6.12 General Election

General Resources

Committee of Seventy First Time Voter Guide

To help new voters of all kinds, The Committee of Seventy offers a brief guide to the process: from what voting represents, to how and why you must register, to what types of identification and documents to bring to the polls on Election Day, to how to get help if you run into problems.

VotesPA

Find everything about how and where to vote in Pennsylvania. Read up on the new Voter ID requirements.

Votesmart.org

Project Vote Smart (PVS) is a non-profit, non-partisan research organization that collects and distributes information on candidates for public office in the United States. It covers candidates and elected officials in six basic areas: background information, issue positions, voting records, campaign finances, interest group ratings, and speeches and public statements.

PVS also provides records of public statements, contact information for state and local election offices, polling place and absentee ballot information, ballot measure descriptions for each state (where applicable), links to federal and state government agencies, and links to political parties and issue organizations.

Rock the Vote

Founded twenty-one years, Rock the Vote has registered more than five million young people to vote and has become a trusted source of information for young people about registering to vote and casting a ballot. 

FAQ and PA Voter ID Requirements

Have questions about how to register or where to vote while living on campus? Check out our Voting FAQ

Find out details about the PA Voter ID requirements and your Drexel Dragoncard.