Make your voice heard!
Shenandoah’s mission is to educate and inspire individuals to become “ethical, compassionate citizens who are committed to making responsible contributions within a community, nation, and world.”
Voting is a means by which the university community can realize our mission.
Steps for voting
You can register at either your home address or where you’re living while at school. Where you choose to register is a personal decision (for example, do you want to have a say on local issues around your campus in Winchester?). You’ll be assigned a polling place near whichever address you use to register. If getting there will be difficult on election day, you should sign up for an absentee or mail-in ballot.
In general, you need to be 18 years old by Election Day and a U.S. citizen. Forget if you’re already registered? Find out your Voter Registration Status here.
Important Fact: If you are registered somewhere else, it is YOUR responsibility to notify that board of elections that you are moving your registration. It is a felony to be registered in two states at the same time.
- Using the Rock the Vote form is one of the quickest, most convenient options.
- You can also register by mail (contact your county elections office) or in person (at the DMV or local election office).
A few helpful notes about registration:
- Use your government issued name, as it appears on your government issued license or birth certificate- no nicknames or initials.
- For an address, you cannot use a P.O. Box number. It has to be a physical address (i.e. for Parker Hall, you would use 1440 LP Hill Dr, Winchester, VA 22601).
Get registered here!
Dates to remember
September 22, 2020
National Voter Registration Day
October 13, 2020
Voter registration deadline
October 27, 2020
Deadline to request Absentee Ballot (must be returned no later than Nov 3)
Nov 3, 2020