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COVID-19 Voting Updates

The outbreak of COVID-19 across the United States has forced states to make changes to their primary election schedule. Luckily, voting by mail and other alternatives will make sure you can still cast your ballot with ease. 

Need to register to vote or request an absentee ballot? You can do so here. 

Not sure where to register to vote this year? Check out Campus Vote Project's Voter Guide. If you need to register or request an absentee ballot you can do so using TurboVote.


GW has one of the most politically active student bodies in the nation. GW Votes is a nonpartisan coalition of students, faculty and staff that promotes voter registration and participation among our students. 57.9% of GW students voted in the 2016 election, compared to 50.4% of all Americans. Stay tuned for data from the 2020 election!


TurboVote makes sure students always know when elections are happening and have the information they need to vote with confidence.

GW students can sign up to receive election reminders, get registered to vote and apply for their absentee ballot.

Check out our TurboVote 101 videos on YouTube if you need any help with your account or registration.


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The GW Taskforce on Voter Engagement is chaired by Amy Cohen, Executive Director of GW’s Honey W. Nashman Center for Civic Engagement and Public Service within the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Community Engagement. Interested in joining the taskforce? Email [email protected].

Taskforce members include faculty and staff across multiple schools and departments, including:

Center for Student Engagement

Columbian College of Arts and Sciences

Government Relations
GW Law School

Multicultural Student Services Center

Office of Enrollment Management and the Student Experience

Office of External Relations

School of Medicine and Health Sciences


Students and student organizations are also well represented. Student members represent:

Graduate School of Education and Human Development

GW Black Law Student Association

GW College Democrats

GW College Republicans

Interfraternity Council

Multicultural Greek Council

Organization for Latino American Students

Residence Hall Association

Student Association

Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration