How to Successfully Vote in 2018

Posted on Thursday, October 25, 2018

With midterm elections coming up, many students forget that there are still some additional steps to voting other than just registering to vote. It is important to know who and what you are voting for before you go to the polls. 

1. Research candidates and ballot initiatives for your state

There is always time to get to know your ballot initiatives in your state. You can research between classes and work. Taking the time to do additional research sounds like a lot of work, but it doesn’t have to be.

Check out the resources below for more 

-Ballotpedia.org provides a sample ballot that will allow you to look up candidates that will be on your ballot.

-The Reynold’s School of Journalism’s Special Elections Newsroom Class put together a Voter Guide.

-Candidate Guides for several states including Nevada

-Nevada Ballot Measures Guide

2. Vote

Non-Washoe County voters: Vote via Absentee/Mail-in Ballot before November 6check your county/state for deadlines.

Election Day: Tuesday, November 6

Vote at ANY polling location in Washoe County OR vote early on campus! The closest poll to campus is in the Wilbur D. May Center at Rancho San Rafael.

Early Voting for Washoe County Voters: October 20-November 2

Vote on campus on the second floor of the Joe Crowley Student Union. Please note that the JCSU is only an early voting poll, not an Election Day poll.

3. CELEBRATE!

Take a photo outside of the polls or with your “I Voted” sticker and post on social media. Take a photo of the envelope containing your Absentee Ballot. Use the hashtag #WolfPackVotes. Celebrate your friends who voted!