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Informed Voting

Informed Voting

This guide is intended to help you be an informed voter. What does informed voting mean? It means that you are knowledgable about how to vote at the national and local level, what that process looks like, who the candidates are, what the major political issues are, and how to evaluate reliable and misinformation about candidates and issues.


Important Dates

General Election

  • November 3rd, 2020 - This is a national election that includes voting for president.
    • Deadline to Request an Absentee Ballot:
      • Received by Fri Oct 30, 2020 5:00PM EDT
    • Deadline to Return Completed Absentee Ballot:*
      • Received by Tue Nov 3, 2020 8:00PM EST

Presidential Debates

  • September 29th, 9:00-10:30 p.m. EST
  • October 15th, 9:00-10:30 p.m. EST
  • October 22nd, 9:00-10:30 p.m. EST

Vice Presidential Debate

  • October 7th, 9:00-10:30 p.m. EST

*Absentee information provided by Rock the Vote Election Deadlines

Turbo Vote

TurboVote is a resource provided by UM-Dearborn that provides you with information on when elections are happening, walks you through the registration process, applying for your absentee ballot and sending you election reminders!

Guide Creators

The information for this guide was primarily compiled by Library Student Assistants Najla Boatwright, Ruby Jewell, Haley Leleniewski,  Amina Mustafa, and Bethany McQuiston along with FYE Librarian Sophia McFadden-Keesling and User Services Supervisor Anna Granch.

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