Voter and Civic Engagement Information

We provide resources and information on nonpartisan voter engagement for L&C students. As a part of a long standing tradition of exploring, learning, and working together, Lewis & Clark College values and protects the freedom of students, faculty, and staff to express political views, to exercise their right to vote, and to participate in the electoral process.

As a college student, you have the option of voting in Oregon or your home state. However, you cannot be registered in both locations. If you register to vote in your home state, you will need to sign-up for an Absentee Ballot and regulations vary by state.  Absentee ballots are available 45 days before the election. You have the right to vote in any state where you have a temporary or permanent residence.

The Ballot Bulletin

The “who, what, when, where, why, and how” to vote

Voting Overseas

Overseas citizens and U.S. military personnel can find information on how to register to vote and request an absentee ballot at the Overseas Vote Foundation. See this resource for step by step instructions on the process.

Request your overseas absentee ballot here. Depending on the state, you may have to physically print, fill out, and mail your absentee ballot to the United States from your host country. If you would like more guidance for overseas voting, check out this article.

Voter Advocacy and Education Resources

ALL IN Democracy Challenge

The ALL IN is a national, nonpartisan initiative that supports Lewis & Clark College by working to improve civic learning, political engagement, and voter participation. Our goal is to uphold our institutional commitment to democracy by fostering a culture of collaboration and leadership with other universities and colleges across the United States. With this partnership, we aim to foster the civic responsibility of the Pio community in the political sphere. Check out our Lewis & Clark College 2024 Democratic Engagement Action Plan for more details.

On-Campus Opportunities

Sign up for the Palatine Voters Club Newsletter for all things political! You can also follow The Center For Social Change or Palatine Hill Voters Club on Instagram for updates on voter-related events and activities! Or if you wanna make some new friends. Also, consult with your RA for more details regarding debate watch parties or candidate research forums on campus.

Need More Help?

If you would like to get more involved, or have any questions, email, and we will get back to you as soon as possible. Happy voting!