Important Dates

  • Wednesday, October 7, 2020: Ballots mailed, in-person voting available
  • Friday, October 15, 2020: Voter Registration Deadline (extended, updated)
  • Friday, October 23, 2020: Last day to request a ballot by mail by 5pm
  • Saturday, October 24, 2020: Weekend voting available
  • Tuesday, October 27, 2020: Last day to mail back your ballot
  • Tuesday, November 3, 2020: General Election
Register to vote today. Your voice matters!

Voter Information

For information on upcoming elections, including voter registration and polling places, please visit:

Fast Fact

Mesa Community College is a "Voter Friendly Campus" for 2018-2019 & 2019-2020

by the Campus Vote Project

Register for Motivote

Join Mesa Community College's Motivote site. This tool will walk you through how to successfully be a voter using an individualized process tailored to fit your needs and circumstances.

mesacc.motivote.us

Resources from the Maricopa County Elections Department

  • College.BeBallotReady.Vote - Online information guide for students that covers frequently asked questions including how to register to vote and what ID is needed to vote in person.
  • Request.Maricopa.Vote - Request a ballot by mail or join the Permanent Early Voting List
  • TengaBoletaLista.Voto - ¿Está listo para Votar?
  • Drive Through Drop Boxes – New to this election, voters can now use any of our drive through drop boxes in the parking lots of sport stadiums across the county. Voters will be able to return completed ballots in their signed and sealed green affidavit envelope from the comfort of their car. Trained staff will work at all drive through drop boxes, and will deliver the sealed envelopes to the Elections Department nightly, tracking the chain of custody and keeping ballots secure. Select drive through drop box locations are open on Oct. 24 and Oct. 31-Nov. 3. Find sites and hours of operation at Locations.Maricopa.Vote.
  • In Person Voting – Your voting location may have moved, but the great thing is you can choose from any Vote Center across the county. Locations are open Oct. 7-Nov. 3, including evenings and weekends. Our searchable locations page will be available in early October at Locations.Maricopa.Vote.
  • Safety Protocols– All voting locations will be large enough to allow physical distancing and will have heightened safety measures, designed in consultation with the County’s Department of Public Health. Poll workers will wear masks, gloves and face shields, frequently clean high touch surfaces, and masks and gloves will be available for all voters.

Other Resources

Student Voting Rates

NSLVE - National Study of Learning, Voting, and Engagement : Institute for Democracy & Higher Education

Below you will find National Study of Learning, Voting, and Engagement (NSLVE) reports that contain student voting rates for Mesa Community College.

Community Resources

Below are some additional voting resources and tools that you may find useful.

These websites are not affiliated with Mesa Community College and are presented for your personal use.

Arizona Clean Elections

Arizona Clean Elections

The Act established a system for voter education, clean funding for candidate campaigns, and campaign finance enforcement. The purpose of the Act is to restore citizen participation and confidence in our political system, improve the integrity of Arizona State government, and promote freedom of speech under the U.S. and Arizona Constitutions.

www.azcleanelections.gov

ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge

All In Campus Democracy Challenge

Empowering colleges and universities to achieve excellence in student democratic engagement.

We believe higher education should play a role in developing an active and informed citizenry by educating students, motivating them to engage in American democracy, and instilling the value of lifelong participation.

www.allinchallenge.org

The Andrew Goodman Foundation

The Andrew Goodman Foundation

The Andrew Goodman Foundation works to make young voices and votes a powerful force in democracy. www.andrewgoodman.org

We support youth leadership development, voting accessibility, and social justice initiatives on campuses across the country with mini-grants to select institutions of higher learning and other financial assistance to student leaders.

Join us as we inspire more young people to pursue social change work, activate important lessons of the past, and sustain today’s effective social action.

Use this Portal to register to vote, confirm your registration, request an absentee ballot, check for voter ID laws, and learn about the candidates.

You can also text MESACC to 555-888 to learn about voting deadlines, voter registration events, and campus voting activities.

My.VoteEverywhere

Campus Vote Project

Campus Vote Project

Encouraging student voters across the nation.

Campus Vote Project works with universities, community colleges, faculty, students, and election officials to reduce barriers to student voting. Our goal is to help campuses institutionalize reforms that empower students with the information they need to register and vote.

campusvoteproject.org

Campus Election Engagement Project (CEEP)

Campus Election Engagement Project

CEEP is a national nonpartisan project that helps administrators, faculty, staff, and student leaders at America’s colleges and universities engage students in federal, state, and local elections.

campuselect.org

Ask Every Student

Ask Every Student

Ask Every Student uses the framework that full student voter participation comes from integrating person-to-person voter registration into existing processes, such as orientation or classes that reach all students. Every campus has different challenges, opportunities, and context to create a program that asks every student about their democratic engagement plan.

studentvoting.org

The voter information, details, and resources above are managed by the Center for Community & Civic Engagement. The vision and mission of the Center for Community & Civic Engagement is to connect to the vision, mission, values, and learning outcomes of Mesa Community College.