Purdue Votes


The PurdueVotes Coalition, with support from the Office of the President and the Roger C. Stewart Leadership & Professional Development Department, is a campus-wide committee that includes members from important stakeholder groups that work together to increase student voting rates and help students form the habits of active and engaged citizenship.

Important Dates

September 19 - National Voter Registration Day

October 10 - Last day to register to vote in Indiana

October 24 - Early Voting Begins

October 26 - Deadline to request an absentee ballot in Indiana

November 7 - Election Day - Closest location to campus is Margerum City Hall, located at 222 N Chauncey Ave, West Lafayette, IN 47906. 

*Please note: The new Purdue Mobile ID will not be accepted as a voting credential at Indiana Polling Locations. Purdue ID Card Operations/Support, however, can provide a vote-ready ID card that meets the state requirements. Learn how to get one here.

Voter Registration

College students have an option on where they register to vote. You can either register in your hometown and vote by mail OR you can register to vote in Tippecanoe County. To be eligible you must be a U.S. Citizen and at least 18 years old on or before Election Day (November 7, 2023).


Registering to vote

In person

If you are registering to vote locally (in Tippecanoe County), visit us in Krach 336 to register. We are open Monday through Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. We can also provide assistance with registering to vote in your hometown and have stamps available for absentee ballot request forms.


If you have an Indiana Driver’s License or Indiana state-issued ID, visit indianavoters.com. If you are registering in your home state (not Indiana), visit https://allintovote.org/register/ to register to vote, confirm your voter registration status, and determine how and where to vote.

Please Note:
  • Transgender people: You can vote, even if your gender does not match what's listed on your state-issued ID.
  • Recently Naturalized Citizens: Recently naturalized citizens have the same voting rights as someone who was born in the U.S.
  • Individuals with Disabilities: Polling places must have at least one accessible voting machine. Voters that require assistance may bring a friend or ask a poll worker.  

Absentee Voting

In order to request an absentee ballot, you must first be registered to vote. Each state has its own rules and deadlines regarding absentee voting, please visit the following link to find specifics for your state: https://allintovote.org/plan/request-your-ballot/. You can visit us in Krach 336 Monday through Friday between 9 a.m.-5 p.m. to get a stamp for your absentee ballot request.

Voting ID

In the state of Indiana, you have to bring an acceptable ID with a photo and printed expiration date. The following qualify as acceptable forms of identification:

  • Indiana Driver’s License
  • Indiana state-issued ID
  • United States Passport
  • Hard Copy Purdue ID with printed expiration date*
  • Or a military or veteran's ID will also work (no expiration date required)

If you do not have any of the above forms of identification or need to update your Purdue ID, email us at leadership@purdue.edu and we will help you through the process.

*Please note: The new Purdue Mobile ID will not be accepted as a voting credential at Indiana Polling Locations. Purdue ID Card Operations/Support, however, can provide a vote-ready ID card that meets the state requirements. Learn how to get one here.

Where to Vote

Early voting is an opportunity to cast your ballot before Election Day in order to avoid long lines at the polls. The Tippecanoe County Election Board schedules and releases early voting dates for the general election. Check back to see the early voting locations closest to campus. 

For a full list of all early voting locations, visit the election board website at: https://www.tippecanoe.in.gov/449/Early-Voting-Schedule.

For a list of Election Day locations please visit this page

Informed Voting

Be prepared before you cast your vote in order to make an informed decision. To find out what’s on your ballot and learn about the candidates visit: https://www.vote411.org/ or https://allintovote.org/research-your-ballot/.



For questions about voting, email leadership@purdue.edu or visit the Roger C. Stewart Leadership & Professional Development Department in Krach 336.

For updates about voting at Purdue, follow Boilers in Action on Instagram or Facebook.

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