It’s an electrifying time of year, time to prepare to vote in local and statewide elections, and for Representatives and some Senators in Congress.
The Library’s mission includes providing our community with resources to be engaged citizens.
Check out our book display on voting and elections and the issues at the forefront of the 2018 General Election.
How to vote
For Vermonters already registered to vote: See the Vermont Secretary of State’s website for voters about where to vote and what will be on your ballot.
For students from any U.S. state who want to vote in Vermont, you can register to vote up to and including the day of the election, at the polling place. More info and online registration here. If you live on campus, you can use your dorm address (below). The polling place for Castleton is the Fire Station at 273 Route 30 North.
For students from any U.S. state who want to vote absentee in your home state’s election, see Absentee voting from Ballotpedia. Being a college student living in another state is considered an “excuse” for an absentee ballot. Pay attention to deadlines for requesting a ballot.
To see how badly your vote is needed in your state, you can check out Ballotpedia’s analysis of how contested certain seats are.
To learn more about the U.S. government and political parties and elections, you can get up to speed with this video series from Films on Demand: U.S. Government: How it Works (subscription material, log-in required for off-campus access).
For clarification of terms like liberal, conservative, Democrat, Republican, left, right, see this infographic.
Dorm addresses for voter registration
|Adams Hall||139 University Drive|
|Audet House||104 University Drive|
|Babcock Hall||87 University Drive|
|Castleton Hall||112 University Drive|
|Ellis Hall||314 South Street|
|Haskell Hall||141 University Drive|
|Hoff Hall||338 South Street|
|Morrill Hall||220 University Drive|
|North House||100 University Drive|
|South House||108 University Drive|
|Wheeler Hall||240 University Drive|