At SAIC, we believe in letting students’ voices be heard. We encourage students to register to vote and participate in initiatives related Constitution Day.
If you are eligible, you are encouraged to participate in the country’s political process by registering to vote. You are encouraged to vote with an absentee ballot from your home state, or to register to vote in Illinois.
In compliance with federal statutes, SAIC makes Illinois and absentee voter registration forms available through TurboVote and distributes this information to students annually via email prior to Election Day. To obtain additional information regarding voter registration in Illinois, go to elections.il.gov and vote.org/state/illinois. To obtain additional information regarding absentee voting, go to https://www.rockthevote.org/how-to-vote/.
Voter registration information is also available at SAIC's voter information page at TurboVote.
Ballot Ready - A nonpartisan guide to the history and positions of the candidates on the ballot.
Chicago Elections - A government sponsored service that allows you to enter your address and view a sample ballot, registration information, and key dates in the upcoming election.
Serve as an Election Judge
On June 16, 2020, the state of Illinois enacted Public Act 101-0642 that, in part, requires colleges to notify their students of the opportunity to serve as an election judge for the 2020 general election. Election judges work together to ensure their polling place is running smoothly and voters are properly served. This is a paid position that works on Election Day (Tuesday, November 3rd).
We encourage our students to consider getting involved as an election judge. The City of Chicago, in particular, is looking for people to serve as election judges in the upcoming election! For more information or to apply, visit the Chicago Elections website.
Each year, the Office of Student Affairs implements Constitution Day initiatives to celebrate Constitution Day, an observance that recognizes the adoption of the United States Constitution. These initiatives include campus wide emails, book displays, and tabling to hand out pocket size constitutions. Want to learn more about the Constitution? The Constitution Project examines the origins of the Constitution and highlights the conflicts related to the politics beginnings of the United States of America. This information on Constitution Day is brought to you by Campus Life at SAIC. The Campus Life office is located in the Sullivan Center, 36 South Wabash Avenue, suite 1203 and can be reached at 312.629.6880.
For more information about leadership opportunities at SAIC, contact Campus Life at 312.629.6880 or visit us in the LeRoy Neiman Center, Sharp Building, 37 South Wabash Avenue, suite 201.