Welcome to Yale Votes

Yale Votes is a non-partisan organization that strives to increase civic engagement among all Yalies and make the voting process as easy and clear as possible through active engagement with every member of the student body

The few minutes it will take to get informed are worthwhile. Your vote matters — and not just in national elections. In 2018, 88 seats for state legislatures were decided by less than half of a percentage point. 16 of these races were decided by 10 votes or fewer, and two were decided by a single vote. 

Take the Pledge to Engage to commit to casting your ballot in all upcoming elections and receive important information about voting.

Website Guide/Resources

This website is a one-stop-shop for voter registration and polling information. We are here to help you with everything from registering to vote to ordering an absentee ballot. Whether you are a graduate student or an undergraduate, voting in Connecticut  or absentee, you can clarify all of your voting questions on this website.
This website has information on the following:
  • How to check your voter registration status
  • How to register to vote
  • Where to register to vote (i.e. home state vs. Connecticut)
  • State by state voting information/guides
  • How to request an absentee ballot
  • Election reminders/deadlines
  • What Yale Votes is and how to get involved

Please refer to the navigation bar to find out more information about any of the available resources and how to become more engaged.

If you have any further questions or would like to provide feedback on the website, please reach out to yalevotesinitiative@gmail.com.