Denison University strives to educate and inspire its students to become active citizens of a democratic society. Participation in civic life through voting in local, statewide, and national elections is a crucial component of active citizenship. Toward this end, students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to become registered voters and to exercise their right to vote.
Election day for the 2022 Midterm Elections is Tuesday, November 8. Registration and Absentee Ballot Request deadlines will vary by state, and can be found below.
Any questions about voting can be sent via DM to @duvotes on Instagram or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also visit the CLIC Office on the 3rd floor of Slayter Hall.
Voter Registration Information
If you have established residency in another municipality or state, you may vote by absentee ballot in that state. It is illegal for a person to register and vote from two different addresses.
According to the Ohio Secretary of State, if you are a college student, you have the right to register to vote in the county in which you attend school (Licking County, Ohio), provided you have established a residence there as defined in Ohio law. You can establish a voting residence at Denison if you have a present intention to remain at that address for the time being, which would be your current dorm address. You must plan to return after temporary absences, like school breaks
Register to Vote in Another State
Here is where you can find voter registration details for your state: State Voting Requirements and Information.
Registering to Vote in Ohio
You can register to vote or update your information for Licking County:
- By mail:
Licking County Board of Elections
20 South Second Street
P.O. Box 4261
Newark, OH 43058
- In-person at the Licking County Board of Elections
- Access the voter registration form (to be mailed or delivered)
- You can register to vote online in Ohio if you have an Ohio driver’s license.
There are a few ways to check your registration status:
- Online through vote.org
- Through your local Board of Elections
- Verify you’re registered to vote at the official U.S. government website
Requirements to Vote in Other States and Territories
- Additional information on voting ID requirements for all 50 states and the territories.
Requirements to Vote in Ohio
To register to vote in Ohio, you must provide one of the following:
- Your Ohio Driver’s License Number
- The last four digits of your Social Security Number
Once You Vote In-Person
If you are registered to vote in Ohio, you must provide a valid form of identification at the polling location. You can use any form of identification from this list:
- An unexpired Ohio driver’s license or state identification card.
- An original or copy of a current utility bill (issued in the last 12 months) with the voter’s name and present address (You can obtain a copy of your Denison Utility Bill which has your dorm address on it from the Denison Bookstore).
- Military identification.
- Other forms of valid identification in Ohio.
Anyone may vote by Absentee Ballot if they will not be available on election day to vote in-person. You do not need a specific reason to vote Absentee, and you can decide to do so even if you will be available to vote in-person.
This process requires requesting an Absentee Ballot to be sent to you via mail before the election and is followed by mailing your completed ballot to your Board of Elections or Secretary of State by election day.
To find your polling place, use the Polling Place Locator for your State.
Register for these reminders online or by texting @duvote to 81010
You can receive occasional text messages and email reminders from vote.org based on your voting location (in Ohio or your home state) by signing up.