Voter Registration & TurboVote

Towson University students, faculty and staff can register to vote regardless of their home state or county. TurboVote provides you access to all required documents, absentee ballots and deadlines.

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Civic Duty to Vote

Voting for college students is difficult, given that many are away from home. Students from other counties or states can sign-up through TurboVote and have their absentee ballot sent to their residence hall address or students can use their residence hall address if they want to vote in Baltimore County, Maryland.  

Register to Vote

Any student can register to vote in Baltimore County and can vote at Towson University during Early Voting Days. Early Voting takes place on six different days prior to election day for both the Primary and General Elections.

Students can also vote on Election Day at their specific polling location. The polling location for all resident students is the University Union, Loch Raven. All other students can find their particular polling location by visiting the MD Board of Elections website.

(NOTE:  Recent legislation in the state of Maryland now allows ex-offenders to vote regardless of the status of their parole or probation.) 

Why should I register to vote with TurboVote?

  • It helps you register to vote (or update your voter registration)
  • It helps you get absentee ballots and vote by mail
  • And it sends you reminders so you never forget to vote

What if I want to register in my home county or state?

In 30 states and the District of Columbia, any voter can request a mail-in (or absentee) ballot, for any reason—and every state allows commuters, college students, and others with valid reasons to vote absentee. Please sign up to learn more about your state’s rules.

After registering you have three voting options:

  1. Early Voting: Every Maryland County has early voting locations. Find where your county's early voting locations are and return home on one of the early voting days.
  2. Absentee Ballot Voting:  Request an absentee ballot when registering on TurboVote. Upon receiving your absentee ballot application in the mail, complete and return to your county's Board of Elections office.
  3. Election Day: Find where your county's or state's locations and return home on election day.

Ballot Preview

PollVault is a tool that allows voters to preview their ballots. Voters can see candidates and ballot questions, and they can also compare their views to those of friends or organizations.