How can I register to vote?
You can register to vote by using Towson University’s voter engagement portal, which is powered by TurboVote.
How can I update my voter registration information?
You can update your voter registration information by using Towson University’s voter engagement portal.
How can I register to vote in the state of Maryland?
All TU students who are eligible to vote may register to vote in the state of Maryland. Students from another state or another Maryland county, can register to vote in Baltimore County using their local on-campus or off-campus “school” address. Use Towson University’s voter engagement portal to register.
NOTE: If you are a scholarship recipient, please contact the Financial Aid Office at finaid AT_TOWSON to verify that changing your address does not impact your scholarship.
Can I register in my home county or state?
Every state allows voters with valid reasons to vote absentee. Use Towson University’s voter engagement portal to learn about your state’s rules.
What are my options to cast a ballot after becoming registered to vote?
Voting by Mail: Request a mail-in ballot through Towson University’s voter engagement portal. If you are a registered voter in the state of Maryland, you can also request a mail-in ballot directly from the Maryland State Board of Elections. Complete and return the ballot to the Board of Elections as described by your state. To learn about the process for Maryland voters, visit the Maryland State Board of Elections.
Voting in Person: Visit the Voting Location Lookup tool on the Maryland State Board of Elections website to learn about in-person polling locations. To vote in-person in another state, visit How to Vote to learn now.
Can I vote on the TU campus?
The South Campus Pavilion is an official polling location designated for voters registered in Baltimore County.
If you would like to vote on campus but are not registered to vote in Baltimore County,
you have three options:
Option 1: If you currently live in Baltimore County, including on campus, you can bring proof of residency (i.e., MVA-issued license, ID card, change of address card, paycheck, bank statement, utility bill, or other government document with your name and new address) to the polling location, and change the county to Baltimore County. You will then be provided with a full ballot to complete.
Option 2: If you would like to keep your voter registration in your Maryland home county and cannot go to a polling location in the county where you are registered, you can vote via a provisional ballot.
Option 3: If you requested a mail-in ballot for the state of Maryland, you can return your completed ballot in the drop-box located across from the South Campus Pavilion polling location.
Who can vote early?
Where can I learn more about the candidates and issues on the ballot?
The League of Women Voters Education Fund compile information about candidates and issues on ballots in each state.
What voter education programs are offered on campus?
Voter education programs are listed within the Office of Civic Engagement and Social Responsibility.