Voting resources for students

Early voting: Oct. 22 - Nov. 4 at the JCSU 'Blue Fish Bowl' from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
General Voting: Nov. 8 at the JCSU Ballrooms on floor 4 from 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.

To register to vote or update your voter registration, please visit vote.gov.Voterfriendlycampus.org homepage; A vector badge illustration of a yellow shield with a banner that reads "Voter Friendly Campus, 2021 - 2022"

Why student votes matter

According to the Census Bureau's statistics, in the 2020 general election, 51.4% of voters between the ages of 18-24 voted. There was a huge increase in voter turnout for that age group, but still the lowest turnout rate of any age group, compared to 76.4% voting turnout of 65-74 age group.

In other words, young people's perspectives and voices (your perspectives and voices) are disproportionately missing from important conversations and policy-making decisions.

The University of Nevada, Reno participates in the National Study of Learning, Voting, and Engagement (NSLVE) study by Tufts University. This study is used to inform our institution on the level of voter engagement on our camps. We are proud to say that students at Nevada turn out to vote at a rate 6% higher than the national average3.

Registering to vote in the residence halls

Students registering to vote in the residence halls need to ensure they use two critical pieces of information while registering to vote:

1. Valid mailing address. Use the Center for Student Engagement voter registration address, listed below.

Residential hall students, as well as any student who is unable to receive mail where they live, can use the Center for Student Engagement mail address to register to vote and receive their mail-in ballots. The address is to be used only for voting registration and ballots purposes—not for personal mail delivery.

CSE Voter Reg.
MS 0058
1664 N. Virginia Ave.
Reno, NV 89557

2. Residential address. This is your residence hall address hall listed below.

Residential addresses for residence halls for 2021 -22
Residence Hall Address City State Zip
Canada Hall 1255 N. Virginia Street Reno Nevada 89503
Great Basin Hall 1250 N. Virginia Street Reno Nevada 89503
Manzanita Hall 1014 N. Virginia Reno Nevada 89503
The Nevada Living Learning Community 1295 N. Virginia Street Reno Nevada 89503
Nye Hall 55 Artemisia Way Reno Nevada 89503
Peavine Hall 38 W. 11th Street Reno Nevada 89503
Sierra Hall 1001 N. Virginia Street Reno Nevada 89503

Vote power: High school voter registration drives

You have the power to make your voice heard—it's your vote power. The Center for Student Engagement works to create opportunities for high school students to access and exercise their vote power. We work closely with local high schools in the Washoe County School District, in a partnership with the Washoe County Registrar of Voters Office, to register high school seniors to vote. If you're a student at Nevada and are interested in volunteering for Vote Power: High School Voter Registration Drive, please check GivePulse for upcoming drives. If you're an educator and are interested in having us visit your high school, please contact the Center for Student Engagement at studentengagement@unr.edu.

Sources

  1. US Census Bureau. “Voting and Registration in the Election of November 2018.” The United States Census Bureau, 22 Apr. 2019.
  2. Manning, Jennifer. “Membership of the 115th Congress: A Profile." United States Senate, Congressional Research Service, 20 Dec. 2018.
  3. "Student Voting Rates for University of Nevada-Reno." National Study of Learning, Voting, and Engagement Campus Report. Tufts University Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life. September 2019. Please reach out for a copy of this report.

Frequently asked questions about voting