The next General Election Day is: Tuesday, November 3, 2015
If you registered to vote using your Bryn Mawr College address, your polling place on Election Day is:
Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church, 625 Montgomery Ave., Bryn Mawr, PA (see the map below), a short walk from campus. On Election Days the polls open at 7 am and close at 8 pm.
On November 3, 2015, Civic Engagement will run an Election Day Shuttle between Pem Arch and the Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church. The Election Day Shuttle runs in a continuous loop between the Arch and the polls--you do not need to sign up or reserve a seat. Simply show up and, if the van isn't there waiting for you, it will be along in a matter of minutes!
Please be sure to bring your Bryn Mawr College ID with you to the polls. First time voters WILL be asked to show ID. Your College ID is an appropriate form of identification.
College students have two choices regarding where they register to vote. They have the right to register and vote at their college or university, registering using their College address, OR they may choose to register (or remain registered) and vote at their prior home address.
Students who register (or remain registered) at their prior home address may either travel home to vote at their local polling place on Election Day or vote by submitting an absentee ballot prior to Election Day.
Deciding where to register and, ultimately, where to vote is a personal choice and one we encourage students to make for themselves. However, we do want all students to be informed about their options.
To learn more about registering to vote in Pennsylvania and to download a Pennsylvania voter registration form, please click HERE.
The deadline for submitting your voter registration form in Pennsylvania in order to be eligible to vote in the next General Election is:
October 5, 2015
PA voter registration forms must be filled in completely. Make sure to include your Bryn Mawr College mailbox number in your address—for example: BMC Box C-XXX, 101 N. Merion Avenue, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010. Deliver it either in person or by mail to the Montgomery County Courthouse, PO Box 311, Norristown, PA 19404-0311
If you are already a registered voter either in Pennsylvania or another state and you would like to change your registration so that you can vote at Bryn Mawr's polling place, you will need to re-register using your College address. Download the PA Voter Registration form using the link above, check the box marked "Change of Address" in Section # 2 and make sure to complete Sections 8a and 8b, filling in your previous address.
To confirm your status as a registered voter in Pennsylvania, please click HERE.
If you are a registered Pennsylvania voter who will not be on campus on November 3, you may request an absentee ballot. The deadline for requesting an absentee ballot is October 27, 2015. To request an absentee ballot, please visit the Montgomery County Voter Services website. In order to make sure your vote is counted, the County Board of Elections must receive it by October 30, 2015. The mailing address for sending your absentee ballot via US Mail is provided on the Montgomery County Voter Services website.
For students who will be studying abroad during the Fall 2015 semester, please click HERE to learn about how to vote from overseas using an absentee ballot.
To learn more about registering to vote in your home state and submitting an absentee ballot, please click HERE.
Please note that voter registration and absentee ballot request and submission deadlines vary from state to state, so be sure to pay attention to your state's particular regulations.
If you have any questions about voter registration or Election Day, please contact Ellie Esmond in Civic Engagement (firstname.lastname@example.org).