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Voting in local, state, and national elections is one of the most important duties of an engaged citizen. Students have the option to vote in their hometown or in their university community, where they live for most of the year.

Critical dates for voting in Pennsylvania

Request a mail-in ballot
Pennsylvania allows mail-in ballots for anyone registered to vote in PA. Mail-in ballot applications can be obtained online, or at the Center for Character, Conscience, and Public Purpose, 102 HUB-Robeson Center.
Request a mail-in or absentee ballot
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Get Involved

PSU Votes Ambassador

PSU Votes Ambassadors are an important part of Penn State's nonpartisan PSU Votes program and help develop initiatives and materials to engage students in the voting process in coordination with the PSU Votes Advisory Committee.

Ambassadors educate their peers on how to register to vote, how to acquire nonpartisan information on candidates and issues, and the process of voting. Ambassadors provide brief presentations and workshops in classes, student organization meetings, and residence hall communities. They also provide tabling and other opportunities for voter registration and education at events and locations on and off campus.

Ambassadors are expected to dedicate at least 30 hours per semester to PSU Votes activities and training.

To apply to become a PSU Votes Ambassador, complete the online form for the 2022-2023 academic year by August 1, 2022.

Poll Worker

Be a champion of democracy by becoming a poll worker. Learn how you can become a poll worker in Pennsylvania

For comprehensive information on registration, registration status, absentee ballots, locating polling places, voter guides, and more, visit Vote411.

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