Voter Registration and Education
An institution that prides itself on "strengthening society" and "being the University the world needs now" is an institution that supports civic engagement at all levels. This includes voter education and registration.
Roger Williams University has joined the All In Challenge, a national movement to encourage college student voting. "The ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge strives for a more inclusive democracy—one in which all voices are heard. We envision a country in which the electorate mirrors our country’s makeup and college students are democratically engaged on an ongoing basis, during and between elections, and not just at the polls."
Because RWU shares this vision, we have gathered a group of faculty, staff and students to gather resources, create programming and provide education around voting.
Voting laws and procedures vary from state to state. Navigating these can be difficult for anyone, but attending college in a different town or state from your home can make things more complicated.
Below you will find resources that we believe will make your participation in the upcoming election easier. Never let anything keep you from the polls!
All In Challenge Committee 2020-2021
Adam Cavanaugh ’22, College Republicans and Student Senate, Co-Chair
KC Ferrara, Director, Feinstein Center, Co-chair
Kelly Blackhurst, Head Coach Women’s Field Hockey
Chrissy Gallardo, Community Director
Hannah Goodall, Learning Commons Coordinator
Dr. Allen Hance, Associate Provost for Community Engagement
Suzanne Harringon-Steppen, Associate Director of Pro Bono Programs, RWU Law School
Chris Higgins, Community Director
Zoila Quezada, Director of Institutional Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Pamela Pereira, Assistant Director of Admissions and Enrollment Management, University College
Jason Regan ’22, College Democrats
Dr. Joseph Roberts, Associate Professor of Politics and International Relations
Jill Rodrigues, Director of Communications and Media Relations
Tara Stanzione, Community Director
This is a partial list of events. Details will be posted as they evolve. Please visit the All In Challenge page in Hawklink for updates.
September 22 - National Voter Registration Day
Voter registration resource tables on the sidewalk between the Law School and Campus Recreation Center from 11am - 3pm
TBD - Presidential Debate
Presented by the College Democrats and College Republicans
TBD - The Importance of Civic Engagement and Voting
Trusted Sources 2020 RWU Library Guide Includes comprehensive resources for voter education for this election and beyond.
All In Challenge on Hawklink Provides updated civic involvement and voter education and registration event information.
Turbo Vote Provides national voter registration information, including verifying existing registrations.
List of Secretary of State's office in 50 states. Will link you to the unique voter laws in your home state.