Voter Information

Voter Information

The 1998 Higher Education Act required colleges and universities to distribute paper copies of in-state voter registration forms to students prior to their home state’s voter registration deadline. This requirement applied to all federal and gubernatorial elections, as well as to special elections for such offices.

The 2008 reauthorization of the Higher Education Act clarified the use of email messages with links to state registration forms as acceptable, as long as the messages are exclusively devoted to voter registration.  The complete statute may be located on the SEC. 487. [20 U.S.C. 1094] PROGRAM PARTICIPATION AGREEMENTS page.

Pacific Northwest University has provided some resources links below regarding voter registration, deadline dates, and how to get involved.