Go Dukes, Go Vote!

Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 8

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Dear JMU students, faculty and staff,

Voting is one of our most important responsibilities as engaged citizens, especially at the university named for the Father of the U.S. Constitution. Our votes count and our voices matter. So get out there and vote on Election Day, Nov. 8.  

Below are answers to frequently asked questions about how, when and where to vote. More information can be found at The Madison Center for Civic Engagement website

Where is the on campus precinct? 
Godwin Hall. That’s the building next to the bookstore and football stadium.

Who can vote on campus?
Students who live on campus and are registered to vote on campus can vote at Godwin Hall

What times can I vote on Election Day?
The polls are open on Election Day from 6 a.m. - 7 p.m.

When and where can I vote early?
You can vote early until November 5th. If you’re registered to vote in Harrisonburg, you can vote early at City Hall.

How do I know if I am registered to vote on campus or in my hometown? 
If you are registered to vote in Virginia, you can check this information on the Virginia department of elections website.

If I am from out of town but not out of state, can I vote on campus?
You can only vote on campus if you are currently registered at an on-campus residence hall (aka where you live).
Check this information at the Virginia Department of elections website.

Where can off-campus residents, faculty and staff vote?
There are multiple different precincts for off campus residents. If you live off campus you can check out the JMU Civic website to find a list of the precincts, or you can look it up on the Virginia Department of Election Citizen portal.

Who are the candidates running to represent JMU and Harrisonburg?
The offices up for election in Harrisonburg are the 6th Congressional District, City Council, and School Board. Find more information at JMU.edu/civic.

What do I need to bring with me to vote?
In Virginia, all you need is an acceptable form of ID. You may use your JACcard or any of these:

  • Virginia driver’s license
  • ID issued by the DMV
  • Passport
  • U.S. military ID
  • Plus more that can be found on the Virginia department of elections website.


Jonathan R. Alger

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Published: Wednesday, November 2, 2022

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 2, 2024

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