Voter Registration Information

  • Election day is Tuesday, November 3, 2020. Polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. If you vote in person, you must vote at your assigned polling place. Be sure to get out and vote!

    Voter registration

    As a college student, you have a choice about where you register to vote: at home or your college address. You can find more information about the PA voter registration page.

    Online

    To register as a new voter in Pennsylvania or update information including your address, name, or party affiliation, complete the online Pennsylvania voter registration application by October 19, 2020.

    In person

    You can register to vote in person on campus at the Center for Multicultural Student Leadership and Engagement in Elkin Hall, room 128; or at the Department for Disability Access and Advising in Pratt Hall, room 216. 

    In Pennsylvania, you can also register to vote at your county voter registration office or any PennDOT photo or driver’s license center.

    On-campus residents

    If you live on campus, you must include the following on your voter registration form: 

    • Your address
      • The street address of your residence hall
      • Include your room number (select Room on the online form, or place after Apt. number on the paper form)
      • The ZIP code for the IUP campus is 15705
      • Example for a resident of Wallwork Hall:
        • 455 Pratt Drive, Room 123, Indiana, PA 15705
        • Municipality: Indiana, County: Indiana
    • The address where you receive mail

    Students Who Live Off Campus

    If you have participated in past elections, but have since moved, check your registration status. This will help you see where you are registered and identify your polling location. If you find you are not registered, see instructions above.

    How to vote

    By mail

    In Pennsylvania, you now have two options for mail ballots. You may either choose a mail-in ballot or an absentee ballot to request, complete, and return to your county election office:

    Indiana County Court House
    Commissioners Office
    2nd Floor
    825 Philadelphia Street
    Indiana, PA 15701

    Learn more about how to request an absentee or mail-in ballot.

    • Deadline to register to vote: 10/19/2020
    • Deadline to request an absentee ballot: 10/27/2020 – but we recommend 10/19/2020
    • Ballots are due to your county election office by 5:00 p.m. on election day, 11/3/2020

    In person

    Polls are open from 7:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. If you are standing in line at a polling location at 8:00 p.m. you have the right to vote.

    Look up your polling location online

    If you’re voting for the first time in a precinct, you do need to show ID. Some acceptable forms include your I-Card, Pennsylvania driver’s license, and your voter registration card.

    See a complete list of IDs and information for first-time voters at the Votes PA First-Time Voters page.

    If you’re listed as registered, just go and vote. If you’re not listed as registered, but you did complete a voter registration form, call your county board of elections. Find phone numbers at Votes PA. The Indiana County number is 724-465-3852.

    Note: If you’re told at the polling place that you’re ineligible to vote, ask the poll workers to look you up in the voter registration database to see if you’re registered at a different polling location. If you’re not registered at a nearby polling location, ask for a provisional ballot and vote.

    Students living on campus

    For November 2020, all students living in IUP-owned residence halls will vote at Zink Hall. Pratt Hall will not be used as an active polling location this fall. All voters in the Indiana 3/1 precinct will vote at Zink. This includes all students who live in Delaney Hall, Pratt Suites, Putt Hall, Northern Suites, Stephenson Hall, Ruddock Suites, and Wallwork Suites.

    If you're registered to vote on campus, you should have received a voter registration card at your mailbox at the University Post Office. If you haven’t received your card, check to make sure you’re registered to vote at Votes PA.

    Not a Pennsylvania resident

    If you are not a resident of Pennsylvanian, you can visit vote.gov to register to vote and learn more about your home state’s election information.

    Ballot information

    You can find information about: 

    For more information

    For more information, you can contact the Center for Multicultural Student Leadership and Engagement at 724-357-2598 or by email at mcsle-center@iup.edu. You can also contact the Indiana County election office at 724-465-3805.

    If you have a more immediate need or problems at the polls, call the Pennsylvania voter hotline at 1-877-VOTESPA or the national election protection hotline at 1-866-OUR-VOTE.