Check out the key dates below regarding voter registration and upcoming events.
Voter Registration and Resources
- Voter Advising Open Hours - Virtual One-on-One Zoom
- National Vote Early Day - October 24, 2020
- General Election Day - November 3, 2020
First time voter? Check out this comprehensive guide to hit the polls with confidence!
Sign up for election reminders and ensure you never miss an important date!
Here you can find information on how to register to vote, how to vote, and how to figure out who you want to vote for both in and out of Illinois.
Curated by our partners at Columbia College Chicago, this 51 State-by-State Voter guide is an incredibly helpful resource and tool to walk you through the entire voting process, from registration, to mailing out your ballot, to showing up to your local polling place and more. This guide can also be found in our bundle!
As we enter the 2020 election season, please refer to the University’s “Guidelines for Political Activities for Students, Faculty, and Staff" if you plan to host any political activities associated with Loyola.
Below is a list of upcoming election-related events taking place across the University.
|Date||Event||Time (in CST)||Sponsor||Audience|
|October 22, 2020||Social Justice Speaker: Jamira Burley||5 p.m.||SAGA/SDMA||Students|
|October 26, 2020||Managing Election Expectations||5 p.m.||Law School/Wellness Center||Students|
|October 27, 2020||Election Season Community Circle: Dialogue in Divisive Times||6 p.m.||OSCCR||Students|
|October 28, 2020||Current Events Processing Circle||1-2:30 p.m.||Faculty Center for Ignatian Pedagogy||Faculty and staff|
|October 28, 2020||Pod Mapping Session||4:30-5:30 p.m.||SDMA||Students|
|October 28, 2020||Catholic Vote 2020: How Will Faith be a Factor||7-8:30 p.m.||Hank Center||All|
|October 29, 2020||Mind.Body.Soul Series: How the U.S. Thinks, Talks, & Acts During Elections||12:30-1 p.m.||Division of Student Development||Graduate/Professional/Undergraduate Students|
|October 29, 2020||A Link to the Virtual Conversation: Election 2020: Catholic Conscience, the Candidates and the Common Good||N/A||Ignatian Volunteer Corps||All|
|October 29, 2020||Steven P. Millies: The Gift of Our People: A Fresh Look at Our Faithful Citizenship in a Foreboding Moment||4 p.m.||Hank Center||All|
|October 30, 2020||The Voting Process in 2020: What Could Go Wrong?||12 p.m.||Political Science Department||Alumni|
|November 2, 2020||American Dreams: A Virtual Choir Concert||7 p.m.||DFPA||All|
|November 2, 2020||Prayer Service for Election Eve||2 p.m.||Campus Ministry||All|
|November 3, 2020||Election Night with the Bernardin Center and the Weal||7-9:00 p.m.||Commonweal Magazine/National Catholic Reporter||
|November 3, 2020||LUCServe: What is the best election process?||4:30-5:30 p.m.||Community Service & Action||Students|
|November 4, 2020||Current Events Processing Circle||1-2:30 p.m.||Faculty Center for Ignatian Pedagogy||Faculty and staff|
|November 5, 2020||Behind the Tweets: 2020 Election Wrap Up||7 - 8:30 p.m.||History Department||All|
|November 5, 2020||Election Round Up||7-8:30 p.m.||Hank Center||All|
|November 11, 2020||Using Meditation in Your Teaching During Turbulent Politican and Social Times||12 - 1:30 p.m.||Faculty Center for Ignation Pedagogy||Faculty and staff|
Keep checking back as more events are added to the schedule! Events will also be added to the University Calendar.
Why is voting important?
Civic engagement is a fundamental part of a transformative Jesuit education, and exercising one’s right to vote is the bedrock of civic engagement.
Your voice deserves to be heard, and the ballot box is where your elected officials listen.
Loyola University Chicago encourages everyone to exercise their right to vote. Civic engagement is part of a transformative education in the Jesuit tradition. Loyola does not endorse or support any political party or candidate, however, and all voter registration activities should be non-partisan. Please refer to the University’s “Guidelines for Political Activities for Students, Faculty, and Staff".