A cornerstone of Suffolk’s identity is civic engagement and encouraging students to participate in the democratic process, which includes voting in elections. However, one of the most basic steps—registering to vote—can sometimes be a confusing process. This is especially true for college students, many of whom are away from home and may have never registered before.
To help students navigate this important civic process, Suffolk University created “Suffolk Votes,” a university-wide initiative supported by the Center for Community Engagement, the Political Science & Legal Studies Department, and the Institute for Public Service. The initiative is made up of faculty, staff, and student leaders to educate and engage the Suffolk community in the voting process by making it as easy as possible.
Registering to Vote
In some cases, students can complete most of or all of the registration process online, depending on the state in which you are registering. However, each state’s registration process is different. Because of this, we encourage you to take advantage of in-person voter registration where you can be sure to complete the process fully and accurately.
Visit Suffolk's Center for Community Engagement in Sawyer 824 to register in person and have any questions you may have answered by one of our Suffolk Votes Student Ambassadors or Center staff.
If you prefer to proceed on your own and are eligible to register online, we provide other resources to complete your registration online.