Voting is a right at the core of democracy. K Votes provides voter education on both the fundamentals of voter registration, like absentee ballot requests and election updates, and the importance of voter turnout in community engagement and social change. Because of K Votes’ efforts, Kalamazoo College had a student voter turnout rate of about 84% in the 2020 national election. This is fantastic! And we need your help to keep our rates high and our students engaged in the political spheres around them. Studies show…
We have specific links for the top three states that K Students are from. If your state is not one of these, you can use the third party links, they are safe. If you feel more comfortable using your state’s website, search for your state’s Secretary of State website and go to the elections tab.
Links to Find Your Polling Place:
Find your polling place in Michigan
Find your polling place in Illinois
Find your polling place in California
Find your polling place in any state!
Links to Find Out What’s on Your Ballot:
Everything you need to vote: Vote.org
Check your registration status, polling location, see what’s on your ballot,request absentee ballots, and more!
Voting Guides by State from Campus Elections Engagement Program
Click the links below for one stop shop information and resources regarding voter registration, tracking your registration, checking your registered address, changing your registered address, requesting absentee ballots, identifying your polling location, locating a ballot drop box, see what’s on your ballot, or get election reminders.
Check out the Vote411 website to see information on all states!
Secretary of State Office:
3298 Stadium Drive
Kalamazoo, MI. 49008
City of Kalamazoo Clerk’s Office:
Scott Borling, City Clerk
241 W. South St.
Kalamazoo, MI. 49007
Not sure who your local clerk is, what precinct you are in, or where to vote?
Check out the Michigan Voter Information Center! A great online tool that will provide you with all that information, and more, as well as let you view your sample ballot!
Links to Request an Absentee Ballot:
Request a Michigan absentee ballot
Request an Illinois absentee ballot
You do not need to apply for an absentee ballot to be sent if you are a registered CA voter, it will be sent AUTOMATICALLY.
Request an absentee ballot if you’re an American overseas
Combating Voter Suppression:
Report intimidation to the Election Protection Hotline at 1-866-OUR-VOTE or 1-888-VE-Y-VOTA (en Español)