2022 Student Voter Guide


IT DOESN'T MATTER if you’ve never voted before.
IT DOESN'T MATTER what political party you favor or even if you don’t favor one at all.
And IT DOESN'T MATTER if you’re not quite sure how it all works.
What MATTERS is that you vote.
And we want to make sure that YOU have the chance this fall.

REGISTER TO VOTE in the Campus Center! Monday, October 17, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.





“After turning out in record numbers in 2020, young Americans are sounding the alarm. When they look at the America they will soon inherit, they see a democracy and climate in peril -- and Washington as more interested in confrontation than compromise. Despite this, they seem as determined as ever to fight for the change they seek.”

John Della Volpe, Polling Director,
Harvard Kennedy School Institute of Politics




  1. A majority (52%) of young Americans believe that our democracy is either “in trouble,” or “failing”
  2. Young Americans place the chances that they will see a second civil war in their lifetime at 35%; chances that at least one state secedes at 25%
  3. Half of young Americans say they’re a different person because of Covid-19
  4. Biden approval drops to 46% among young Americans; a majority of youth disapprove of the way President Biden, Democrats, and Republicans in Congress are handling their jobs
  5. More than half (51%) of young Americans report having felt down, depressed, and hopeless -- and 25% have had thoughts of self-harm -- at least several times in the last two weeks
  6. A majority (56%) of young Americans expect climate change to impact their future decisions -- and nearly half (45%) already see its local effects
  7. A majority (56%) of young Americans expect climate change to impact their future decisions -- and nearly half (45%) already see its local effects
  8. Strengthening the economy, uniting the country, and improving health care are viewed as keys to a successful presidency in the eyes of young Americans
  9. By a margin of more than 2-to-1, young Americans value compromise over confrontation
  10. American Exceptionalism is a highly divisive issue among young Americans, less than one-third believe that “America is the greatest country in the world”

READ MORE about the findings



Who Can Vote?

In order to participate in this election, you must:

  • Be 18 years of age before November 8, 2022
  • Be a citizen of the United States
  • Be a registered voter in the state where you will vote
  • Please note: each state has its own voter registration deadlines and residency requirements
  • Provide photo ID on Election Day (if voting in person)

If you are an international student or a permanent resident (green card holder), you are NOT eligible to vote, even if you may have received a voter registration card by mistake.


Where Should I Vote?

Many out-of-state students wonder whether they should vote in their home state or in the state where they go to school. The short answer is that the choice is legally yours. However, here are a few things to keep in mind.

  • Michigan requires that you reside in the state at least 30 days before Election Day.
  • You can register in your home state or in the state where you go to school, but you may not register to vote in both states.
  • Registering in your home state often requires requesting and submitting an absentee ballot. Rules and deadlines for absentee voting vary state by state.


Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Will where I register to vote affect my financial aid?

No, it will not. However, if you have scholarships that require residency in a particular state, make certain that registering out-of-state will not affect your scholarship. 

Q: Will where I register to vote affect if my parents can claim me on their taxes?

No, a parent can claim you on their taxes, no matter where you are registered.

Q: Will where I register to vote affect if I can be included on my parent's health insurance?

No, where you register will not affect your status on your parent's health insurance plan.


I am a student living in Michigan and want to vote here.

I am from another State and would like to vote there.

I am unable to vote because I am not a United States citizen.


Tuesday, November 8

from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

If you live on campus and are registered to vote locally, your Polling Station (Precinct 3) is located at:



Voter Guides & Orgs

Seeks to increase youth civic power and youth voting, giving emphasis to Black, Indigenous and Youth of Color.


A one-stop-shop for personalized election information and non-partisan voter guides.

What's on Your Ballot?

View elections you will vote in with this sample ballot lookup tool. As "The Encyclopedia of American Politics," Ballotpedia also includes a number of other helpful features.

View a sample ballot for any precinct in the state for the upcoming election. Access other important Michigan voter information, as well.

Voting Apps

ActiVote provides you the tools to actively participate in our democracy!

MyVote Ballotpedia allows you to research the elections and candidates on your ballot, save your choices, and access important election information.


A nonpartisan, nonprofit "consumer advocate" for voters that aims to reduce the level of deception and confusion in U.S. politics.

An nonprofit fact-checking website that rates the accuracy of claims by elected officials and others on its "Truth-O-Meter."

A fact-checking website that allows members of the public to submit a claim, which researchers then investigate for legitimacy.

More Fact-Checkers

Exposes people to information and ideas from all sides of the political spectrum so they can better understand the world — and each other.

An "Internet Trust Tool" that tells you if a site is reliable as you browse online news. Based on nine criteria that check for credibility and transparency, the tool functions as an add-on to your favorite browser.

An iPhone app that helps you find the truth in American politics by bringing together the work of the three largest U.S. fact-checking organizations – the Washington Post, PolitiFact and FactCheck.org.


Sacred Scream: Humanity, Not Politics
Vote: Defend Democracy
Defend Democracy (Lady Liberty) 

The Unity Project  | Norman Rockwell Museum

"The Unity Project is an art and civics initiative of the Norman Rockwell Museum and contemporary
illustrators that is dedicated to an inclusive America in which all voices are heard." NRM