Voter Registration Information

September 29, 2021

To: All Students
From: Michele Rasmussen, Dean of Students in the University
Subject: Voter Registration Information
Date: September 29, 2021

Following National Voter Registration Day on September 28, I am writing to provide you with information about voter registration in accordance with the federal Higher Education Act.

Voting is a fundamental expression of being an engaged citizen of the United States. It is an important commitment we hope all eligible students will embrace.

University of Chicago students residing in Illinois are eligible to vote in Illinois or in their home state. UChicago partners with TurboVote, a non-partisan platform that assists users in registering to vote, requesting absentee ballots, and voting by mail. For more information, please visit

Information about registering to vote in Cook County, Illinois, is available on the Cook County Clerk’s Office website.

All students are encouraged to learn more and get involved. If you have questions about registering to vote, please contact or visit the UChiVotes website.