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


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. In the 2020 election, 69% of eligible students voted on Election Day, nearly 12% more than in 2016!

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

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.


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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