The Libraries are resuming limited in-person research activities by appointment only as part of the University's Research Restart Plan.
Learn more about the Libraries' entry requirements and available services.

Stanford Votes! Get registered and vote

Register to vote

Make Your Voice Heard: Register to Vote

Make voting part of your Stanford service journey. #StanfordVotes

It’s easy to register to vote in California or your home state through Stanford TurboVote.

  • If you've already registered, use TurboVote to sign up for text and/or email reminders with election information, dates, and deadlines. 
  • If you request an absentee ballot, you will receive completed forms in the mail, along with an addressed, stamped envelope.
  • Questions? Visit the Haas Center for Public Service during business hours.

Have questions about voter registration or returning your absentee ballot?  Use the Campus Vote Project State Student Guides   

CVP has developed state-specific guides to help students understand their rights and how to register and cast a ballot in their school or home community. Also includes deadlines for voter registration and answers to common questions like if where you register to vote impacts issues like your Federal Financial Aid, Scholarships, vehicle registration, etc. 

Are you helping out with the Stanford Votes campus voter registration efforts?  

Please use this Turbovote Volunteer Sheet which contains important resources (Laptop/iPad set up info, using TurboVote) and a useful FAQ to assist with questions you may be asked.

Election and Candidate Information across the States

The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan organization engaged in programs to protect voting rights and expand electoral participation.  Since 2006, the League’s has served tens of millions of voters. By entering one’s home address on, voters can see ballot questions they will be voting on, compare candidate responses to League questions and much more! 

Ballotpedia is the digital encyclopedia of American politics and elections. Their goal is to inform people about politics by providing accurate and objective information about politics at all levels of government. They are sponsored by the Lucy Burns Institute, a nonpartisan and nonprofit organization headquartered in Middleton, Wisconsin. The site provides information on Federal, State, and Local past and present elections, including candidate information, ballot propositions, ballot measures. Here are few key sources to help you follow the 2020 elections.

Ballot Ready A project  by the NSF, Knight Foundation, and  the University of Chicago’s Institute of Politics.  BallotReady aggregates content from candidates’ websites, social media, press, endorsers and board of elections for comprehensive, nonpartisan information about the candidates and referendums on your ballot. All content is linked back to its original source so voters can verify any piece of information.  BallotReady makes every effort to confirm details with the candidates themselves, giving them the opportunity to share even more information.

Vote Smart's mission is to provide free, factual, unbiased information on candidates and elected officials at the Federal, State, and Local levels. You can search by candidate name or zip code to find candidate bios, their position on issues, interest group ratings, speeches and funding.

Voting and Election Toolkits by State - compiled by government information specialists who are members of the American Library Association Government Documents Roundtable.  Includes information on voter registration, voter IDs, casting ballots, election administration, and voter education.