Happy summer to all. I am writing with a time-sensitive request: to ask you each to exercise your right -- and responsibility -- as a citizen to vote this fall. As college students, we have a particular stake in the elections that are upcoming this November and in 2020.
One of the most important ways we can do this is to vote. As we saw from the last election, every single vote matters, and depending on where you live, you may choose to cast your ballot in your home state instead of in Vermont. If so, you will need to get an absentee ballot to vote in your home state and you may need to do so well in advance of the election.
Every state has different rules and deadlines so we wanted to reach out before everyone returns to Bennington. Below are some helpful links with information on how to register to vote absentee.
Make sure that you have registered in your home state with an absentee ballot before you return to Bennington unless you choose to vote in Vermont. You can register in Vermont when you return.
When should I register?
Many states require you to be registered to vote up to a month in advance of the election date. Find your deadline here.
This is our future to create. Collectively, we have the power to make change.
If you face any obstacles as you register or obtain an absentee ballot, please contact Susan Sgorbati, Director of CAPA, at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will see if we can help you navigate the system.