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Check out the key dates below regarding voter registration and upcoming events.

Voter Registration and Resources

Voter Registration Deadlines by State

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!

Voter Information

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.

51 State-by-State Voter Guide 

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. 

Upcoming Events

Below is a list of upcoming election-related events taking place across the University.

DateEventTime (in CST)SponsorAudience
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.

For Illinois Voter Registration

For Out of State Voter Registration

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".