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The message is being sent to all Duke undergraduate, graduate and professional students.

Sunday, August 30, 2020 
Dear Duke students,

The 2020 national election is in less than 70 days—November 3, 2020.

That may sound like a long way off, but in these uncertain times, it is as important as ever to plan ahead for how and when you are going to vote. Think of it as election season, not just election day. Now is the time to develop a plan to vote that will make you the most motivated to cast your ballot and to ensure that voting will be as convenient as possible for you. 

Duke University encourages and urges all those who are eligible to register and exercise their right to vote. This is one of the most basic and important opportunities we have to let our voices be heard at all levels of government. 

Are you registered to vote?

Students who are eligible to vote, but may not be registered, can find information about registration via Duke’s TurboVote site. This site will guide you through the registration process, whether you are registering in North Carolina or another state. 

On-campus voting

Once again, Duke University will host an early polling site at the Karsh Alumni Center located at 2080 Duke University Road, from October 15-31. Hours will vary and can be found on the Durham County Board of Election’s website. The Duke early polling site will be open to students, staff, faculty and community members who are registered voters in Durham County. 

Please be on the lookout for additional information and reminders about registration and voting in the coming weeks. In the meantime, we encourage you to review the information at Duke Votes.

Mary Pat McMahon
Vice Provost for Student Affairs
Gary G. Bennett
Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education  
Tommy Hessel 
President, Duke Student Government 
Jay Lusk 
President, Graduate and Professional Student Council