Voter Registration & TurboVote

More than a voter engagement initiative - it is a call to action. Towson University is a community that votes

group of student volunteers at a voter engagement table under the Lecture Hall

TU Votes is the official voter registration and engagement initiative at Towson University, seeking to foster a culture of engaged voters among our students, faculty and staff. Learn more on this page about how you can get involved, from taking steps to make sure you're registered, to joining the team to help get others registered and informed.

Maryland Primary Elections Rescheduled

In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has issued a proclamation to move the primary election originally scheduled for April 28 to Tuesday, June 2, 2020. This election includes the Baltimore City mayor's race, U.S. House contests, and the presidential primary. 

The special election in the 7th Congressional District will still be held on April 28 using a vote-by-mail system. The election is to fill the seat of the late U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings, and it represents parts of Baltimore City, Baltimore County and Howard County.

For more information about these changes, please refer to the statement released on March 17, 2020 by the Maryland State Board of Elections. As we receive more updates and guidance, we will continue to keep this page up to date.

Meanwhile, we urge you to sign up on Turbovote - again, if needed - to begin the process of registering to vote at your permanent home address, if you'd like, requesting a by-mail ballot, and to receive updates on an ongoing basis. You can also opt-in to TurboVote mailings during signup, and enter the address where you wish to receive any election-related forms you need. 

Click here for links to visit your respective state's election website, check your registration status, find your election official's contact information, and learn about vote-by-mail options.


Take action: be part of the tu votes movement!

Are you or your student organization interested in getting involved with TU Votes? There will always be opportunities to get involved and ensuring that the TU community is always ready to exercise their right to vote. 

To learn more fill out this brief application, and a member of our team will reach out to you for next steps.

For more upcoming events, visit Events at Towson University, and search for TU Votes! 

 From Voter Registration to the Election Polls

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, which is Towson University for those registered with their on-campus address. 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.) 

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.

What are my options after becoming registered to vote?