National Voter Registration Day

87.1% of TU students were registered to vote prior to the 2016 Presidential Election. Be part of National Voter Registration Day as we get ready for this year's elections!

students at the University Union registering to vote

2020 National Voter Registration Day 


On Tuesday, September 22, Towson University will join the hundreds of colleges, universities, and communities celebrating National Voter Registration Day (NVRD)!

As we get ready for the upcoming elections, voter registration is more important than ever, as states shift policies to respond to COVID-19. At the same time, social distancing prevents many voters from getting registered in their communities, at MVA's, and more.

With that in mind, here's how Towson University will be part of National Voter Registration Day, and how you can join in:

party with a purpose - join the tu votes nvrd couch party!

Join the TU Votes NVRD Virtual Couch Party, where we will build community and reach out to our friends and family, making sure they have everything they need to raise their voice in November. So, grab your favorite snacks, grab your phone, enjoy some music and empowerment, and be a part of the movement. We might need to be physically distanced, but we will not be disconnected!

Tuesday, September 22
6:00 PM
Virtual Event - Register via Zoom here to get access to the couch party.

get registered with turbovote

get social. make it personal.

Why do you vote? When you cast your ballot, who's on your mind, or which causes do you care about? Share your why on social media using #TUVotes, especially on National Voter Registration Day.

Some accounts to follow: @TUEngaged, @TUAGF, @TUAthletesVote.

student organizations and campus departments

Whether in your virtual classroom, student organization meeting, or events, we invite all student organizations and campus departments to integrate voter engagement, especially on National Voter Registration Day.

Some implementation suggestions:

  • Spread the word on social media through your organization and department accounts! Use the hashtag #TUVotes.
  • Add to your Instagram bio (if you want a TurboVote referral link for your student organization or department, email us!).
  • Create a QR code to add to graphics/flyers.
  • Create a virtual background for your student organization with the QR code included! For example, check out the TU Votes Toolkit (e-mail us for the link) for our official TU Votes virtual backgrounds.

Email if you would like your organization or department to be part of the TU Votes Coalition, and receive resources including those mentioned above.

tu athletes vote - "Honk if you plan to vote"

Driving through campus on NVRD?
TU Athletes Vote is launching a “Honk If You Plan to Vote” campaign designed to get voting motorists to “salute” their intention to vote. TU Athletes Vote student-athlete and coach committee members will be stationed at both the Osler Rd. and Bosley Rd. bridges from 7:00-11:00 a.m., and then again from 4:00-7:00 p.m. Banners will be hung from those bridges, and student-athletes will hold individual signs spelling out “Honk If You Plan To Vote” while maintaining strict COVID protocols, including wearing masks and remaining six feet apart.