Election Message from President Gogue: Options on Exercising Your Influence

Published: September 21, 2020

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Dear Auburn Students,
Author and speaker John Maxwell said, “Leadership is influence, and voting is one of the most influential things you can do.” I encourage everyone to exercise your influence by going to the polls on November third.  

If you’re unsure about voting options available to you, the information below may be helpful: 

You’re registered in your hometown

If you’re already registered to vote somewhere else, you can vote by absentee ballot, which is easy to do but requires you to request a ballot prior to the deadline in the state where you are registered.

States have different deadlines for requesting and receiving an absentee ballot, and you need to allow plenty of time for mail service. The U.S. Vote Foundation is one source to help you find the information you need for your state, such as deadlines and how to vote absentee.  

You’re not registered and want to vote in your hometown

Again, different states have different requirements and deadlines for registering to vote prior to an election. If your state’s deadline hasn’t passed, you can register and request an absentee ballot. You can use the search function on this site for information and requirements in your state.  

You’re not registered and want to vote in Auburn

To vote in the State of Alabama, you can visit AlabamaVotes.gov to register if you have a valid Alabama Driver’s License or Non-Driver’s License. If you don’t have an Alabama Driver’s or Non-Driver’s License, you can visit your county’s Board of Registrar’s office.  

Jay Gogue