Register to vote in United States elections

Visit TurboVote to complete your voter registration today! Students may also visit the Center for Student Success to obtain a printed version of State of Michigan Voter Registration Application.

Where should I plan to vote?

Calvin students may register to vote using a university address, or a hometown or parent’s address. If you register at your hometown address and want to vote while attending college, you must remember to request an absentee ballot before the election. Check with the your state's election board for the exact deadline.

Voting in Michigan

To learn more about voting in Michigan, please review this Michigan Election and Voter Information, by the Secretary of State.

Congressional mandate

The voter registration mandate of the 1998 reauthorization of the Higher Education Act requires colleges and universities to make a good faith effort to distribute voter registration forms to students enrolled in a degree or certificate program and physically in attendance at the institution in years when there are elections for federal office or for the state's governor.