Liberty University encourages students to register to vote by:
- Providing voter information through the Office of Student Life
- Inviting a variety of candidates to speak to students and staff such as Bob McEwen, senior advisor for the nationally recognized law firm of Greenebaum, Doll & McDonald, and former member of the U.S. House of Representatives for six years representing Ohio. He spoke in Convocation on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2009. Mr. McEwen reminded students to register to vote, and stated that students should be involved citizens in the proceedings of their government.
- Making periodic announcements during Convocation and providing forms, including but not limited to, campus-wide, televised Convocation on Sept. 3, 2008 by President Jerry Falwell, Jr. – voter registration forms were provided at that time and also in Green Hall on Sept. 7, 2008.
- Making additional announcements during Convocation, including but not limited to, campus-wide televised Convocation on Sept. 10, 2008 by President Jerry Falwell, Jr. and Convocation speaker Don Corace. Don Corace is an author on property rights issues and also testified before the United States Congress. Voter Registration forms were made available by Resident Life staff for each dorm and also through faculty in class for commuter students.
- Classes were cancelled for Election Day, voluntary transportation made available and dorm return hours were extended as necessary to provide time and convenience for all local Liberty students to vote.
- Encouraging awareness by inviting a variety of candidates to speak to students and staff
- Providing the link to the Voter Registration Form
- Liberty University Voter Registration Page
- Voter Registration Drive Nets Media Attention, Sept. 30, 2008
- Voter Registration Drive Nets 3,200 Forms, Sept. 26, 2008
- Email from the Dean of Students each election to remind students to vote in the Vines Center for on Campus Students or at their designated precinct and to bring applicable ID.
- For additional Voter Registration information, go to http://www.elections.virginia.gov.
If you are not registered to vote, please visit the Federal Election Commission website and complete a National Mail Voter Registration Form at:
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Please submit this form and any questions you may have to your state’s designated voter registration office (address indicated in the instructions). Do not mail this form to Liberty University.
The following states are exempt from the National Voter Registration Act:
- New Hampshire
- North Dakota
Note: Being registered vote in another state other than Alaska as an Alaska resident will effect eligibility for the Alaska Permanent Fund. More details can be found at https://pfd.alaska.gov/Eligibility/Absence-Guidelines and http://pfd.alaska.gov/Eligibility/Student-Eligibility.
Although Liberty University is not required to distribute voter registration forms since it is located in Virginia (which implemented Motor Vehicle Voter Registration (2016-17 FSA Handbook, 2-183), Liberty University still encourages voter registration.