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Voting at Bucknell: Everything You Need to Know

If you’re overwhelmed about voting at Bucknell in the upcoming November 6th midterm elections, you’re not alone! But fear not, because Her Campus is here with all the info you need to get your best self to the polls on Tuesday, November 6th!

Where to vote: Your assigned polling location will be either The Weis Center for Performing Arts OR Larison Hall (located on St. George Street, close to Vedder Hall). If you’re not sure of your polling location, go to votespa.org and type in some info about yourself to find your polling location.


When to vote: 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, November 6th!


Be prepared: If you are voting through an absentee ballot, make sure your absentee ballot signature looks like the signature on your license/state ID. When your ballot is checked, the two signatures are compared, and election officials can throw out your ballot if there are discrepancies. Also bring a valid ID just as a precaution. You shouldn’t need it, but it’s a good thing to have in the event that you run into any issues. Stand up for yourself if, for any reason, a poll worker says you can’t vote. If you run into any problems, call the voter hotline, Election Protection, at 866-OUR-VOTE


And in case you didn’t know…

IT’S IMPORTANT TO GO OUT AND VOTE! Voting in these midterms is democracy in action. Democracy only works if YOU participate! If you want anything to change in the government, this is the best–if not the only–way to enact that change. You may think politics doesn’t affect your life, but it does! Everything from gun control, women’s rights, to the job market (all things affecting every college student) are going to be decided at local and state levels. And voting in these midterms is your way to decide what the next few years of your life will look like.


Oh, and did I mention, it’s November 6th?!

Alexandra is a Creative Writing and History major at Bucknell University. When she's not busy talking about books, tv, food, or politics, catch her re-watching John Mulaney's Netflix specials. Alexandra hopes to become an author and work in the world of storytelling.
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