Voter Engagement

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BU Votes

BU Votes is a group of students, staff, and faculty across BU who facilitate voter registration drives with the larger purpose of fostering a culture of civic participation in BU and beyond. If students establish the practice of voting in college, we hope that it will set the pattern of a lifetime of voter participation and other civic involvement in their communities.

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Upcoming Elections     ***Please note that registration deadlines vary by state***



Previous Events

Election Day: November 8

Follow us @buvotes for important information about polling and voter rights!

While Vote Early Day is over, you may still be able to vote early in your state: Vote Early Dates, Times & Locations.

National Vote Early Day

National Voter Education Week: October 3-October 7

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Follow us @buvotes on Instagram to learn more!

Important Dates

Early Voting Dates by State!

General Elections on Tuesday, November 8

In The News

Massachusetts 2022 Ballot Questions

What’s Civic Joy? And Why Do We Need It Now (More Than Ever)?

Student Turnout Is Up! What’s Working?

Lawsuit filed over ballot access in Alaska special primary

MA Senate approves compromise voting rights bill

Judge won’t delay order for congressional remap in Louisiana

NY Non-Citizen Voting

New Restrictive Voting Laws in Texas

Past Events

October 18 at 7PM: WBUR Town Hall with Boston Mayoral Candidate Michelle Wu

October 21 at 7PM: WBUR Town Hall with Boston Mayoral Candidate Annissa Essaibi George

October 29 at 7PM: Boston Mayoral Candidate Forum in the Howard Thurman Center

April 25 at 6pm: Student Forum with Gubernatorial Candidate Sonia Chang-Diaz in the Howard Thurman Center

April 27 at 6pm: Massachusetts gubernatorial candidate forum on energy and the environment

Thursdays in June from 8:30am-1pm: Voter Registration Drives in the GSU Link


TurboVote – Register to vote, check your voter registration status, or update your address.

Ballot Ready – Ballot Ready helps voters learn more about upcoming elections and their current elected officials. You can also view a live ballot so you can make informed choices before you vote.

State Voting Guides – The Campus Vote Project has individual state voting guides.

State Election Resources – Maintained by TurboVote, this site provides the below resources:

  • your state election website
  • your voter registration status
  • your local election official
  • ability to request a vote by mail ballot