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Voting Resources

Absentee Ballot Days

On September 19-21, American University Library is hosting Absentee Ballot Days. There will be volunteers at the main campus library assisting in the requesting and mailing of absentee ballots. Pence Law Library resources, including scanners and printers, will be available for absentee voters. Make sure you are registered to vote and decide now if you want to vote in person or by absentee ballot. Pence Law Library is committed to supporting and empowering our students in exercising their right to vote in the upcoming election on November 8, 2022.

Can I Vote If I'm Not Currently In My Home State?


This is why absentee voting is so important! You don't need to re-register to vote every time you move, especially if it's a temporary move for school. If you are in another state or another country, you can still cast your vote by absentee ballot. Absentee voting allows your voice to be heard even when you are away from home and your choices will still count towards your home state's final tally. Check the American University Request a Ballot by State guide for information about absentee voting in your home state.

Do I Need My ID To Vote?

States requiring Photo ID Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, New Hampshire Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Washington, Wisconsin, Wyoming
States requiring Non-Photo ID Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Iowa, Kentucky, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia 
States Not Requiring ID California, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico,  New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Vermont, Washington DC

If you're voting by absentee ballot and your state requires your ID to vote, make sure to send a copy with your printed absentee ballot! There are scanners available at Pence Law Library.