Voting in the 2020 General Election

Voting in the 2020 General Election

This site provides resources to UW Bothell students, staff, and faculty regarding voting in the 2020 General Elections.

Register to vote

Registering now ensures you can vote in the U.S. presidential election on Tuesday, November 3, 2020—along with elections for 35 of the 100 U.S. Senate seats, all 435 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives, and elections for state legislative and municipal officeholders across the nation. Please take action now to register to vote—and then vote!

Register to vote in Washington

The deadline to register to vote online or by mail in November's general election has passed in Washington state.  

Not a Washington resident? Learn how to register to vote in your state.

Vote on campus

Do you need to access a replacement ballot online? Need a space to fill out your ballot? Or do you need to return your ballot?

A Student Engagement Hub is open now at Food for Thought Café on campus! Physical distancing requirements are in place. Stations are setup for students, faculty, and staff to print out their ballots. King County Elections has provided UW Bothell with replacement envelopes and secured boxes for ballot returns and will be sending staff for daily pick-up of any ballots collected.

Hours of operation:

  • Monday, November 2nd – 10:00am-6:00pm
  • Election Day, November 3rd – 10:00am-8:00pm
    • All voters in line or in the center by 8pm exactly are allowed to access their ballot, vote and return.
    • All voters who arrive after 8pm are not eligible to access, vote or return their ballot.

Election programing at UW Bothell

Date Event Audience Time
Tuesday September 29 Beyond the Ballot: Zoom workshop and discussion on how UWB students can engage in civics beyond voting, because voting is a privilege and not a right. Topics: what virtual civic engagement looks like, highlighting UWB organizations doing civic engagement work.  Students 2:30 - 4:30pm
Thursday October 1 Social Justice Organizers (SJO) Dialogue Dawgs kick-off celebration - Student Engagement & Activities Students 3:30 - 4:30pm
Wednesday October 14 SJO Dialogue Dawgs first dialogue - Student Engagement & Activities Students -
Wednesday October 14 Lunch & Learn: Media Literacy Students -
Monday October 19 Get Out the Vote (via Zoom) - ACT and Washington BUS
Get involved in remote "get out the vote" text and phone banking events with other young people across Washington State. All events are remote, via Zoom. No prior experience required.
Students 5 - 6:30pm
Wednesday October 28

Lunch & Learn: The Electoral College -  Student Engagement & Activities

Students 11:45am-12:45pm


Post Election Processing Spaces
 

Tuesday 
Nov 3

Addressing Election/Political Anxiety - Come join a panel of faculty for a lively discussion about how we can or should address both our students' and our own political anxiety in the classroom. Panelists include Rosemary Simmons, Maryam Griffin, Min Tang, Jason Lambaucher, and Ian Porter.

Join via Zoom:  washington.zoom.us/j/95695274927

Faculty & Staff 12 - 1pm
Tuesday 
Nov 3

Undocumented Community Processing Space - The office of Diversity & Equity, along with the Student Diversity Center, has set up affinity process spaces for you to connect with us and others in the community. We want you to know that you are not alone, we are here with you, and we will move through this election process together.

Join via zoom: washington.zoom.us/j/99121282159   

Undocumented Students 2pm - 4pm
Wednesday Nov 4

Lunch & Learn: Media Literacy - Self-care & Elections - Student Engagement & Activities

tinyurl.com/SEALunchandLearn

Students

11:45am - 12:45pm

Wednesday Nov 4

Lunch with the DC General Processing Space - The office of Diversity & Equity, along with the Student Diversity Center, has set up affinity process spaces for you to connect with us and others in the community. We want you to know that you are not alone, we are here with you, and we will move through this election process together.

Join via zoom:  washington.zoom.us/j/98474496366

Students 12 - 1pm
Wednesday Nov 4

CIE Info Session and Discussion: International Student issues - Do you have any questions regarding the ever-changing policies for international students? About any available campus resources? Profs. Min Tang and Camille Walsh will share guidance on how to navigate the post-election period depending on the results. We are accepting pre-submitted questions at this Padlet: padlet.com/junglee5/Bookmarks

Join via Zoom: washington.zoom.us/j/98295206346

International students, staff, and faculty 4pm
Thursday Nov 5

GFO’s Post-Election Conversations - The GFO is hosting a series of opportunities to chat with colleagues about what happened in the presidential election, what it means, and what might happen next. All UWB faculty and staff are welcome, regardless of political affiliation. The goal is simply to process the election among friends in a safe space and share resources that may be helpful.

Zoom link for all sessions: washington.zoom.us/j/93988979974

Faculty & Staff 10 - 11am
Thursday Nov 5

Anti-Racism Dialogue - Join Student Engagement & Activities to talk about how we, as white folx are impacted by the election results, how we can support our BIPOC community members as they are effected by the results, as well as explore the unique ways we can practice antiracism in our everyday lives moving forward after the election

Sign up: Tinyurl.com/antiracistwhitessea

White identifying students 2:30 - 3:30pm
Thursday Nov 5

BIPOC (Black Indigenous People of Color)  -  The office of Diversity & Equity, along with the Student Diversity Center, has set up affinity process spaces for you to connect with us and others in the community. We want you to know that you are not alone, we are here with you, and we will move through this election process together.

Join via zoom: washington.zoom.us/j/99748454148

BIPOC  students, faculty, and staff

3pm - 4pm
Thursday Nov 5

MOC (Men of Color) Processing Space  -  The office of Diversity & Equity, along with the Student Diversity Center, has set up affinity process spaces for you to connect with us and others in the community. We want you to know that you are not alone, we are here with you, and we will move through this election process together.

Join via zoom: washington.zoom.us/j/99748454148 

MOC (Men of Color) 2pm - 4pm
Thursday Nov 5

QTPOC (Queer Trans People of Color) Processing Space  -  The office of Diversity & Equity, along with the Student Diversity Center, has set up affinity process spaces for you to connect with us and others in the community. We want you to know that you are not alone, we are here with you, and we will move through this election process together.

Join via zoom: https://washington.zoom.us/j/95897942403

QTPOC (Queer Trans People of Color) 2pm - 4pm
Friday 
Nov 6

African Diaspora Processing Space  -  The office of Diversity & Equity, along with the Student Diversity Center, has set up affinity process spaces for you to connect with us and others in the community. We want you to know that you are not alone, we are here with you, and we will move through this election process together.

Join via zoom: washington.zoom.us/j/92786219879

Students, faculty, and staff 10am - 12pm
Friday 
Nov 6

Asian Diaspora Processing Space - The office of Diversity & Equity, along with the Student Diversity Center, has set up affinity process spaces for you to connect with us and others in the community. We want you to know that you are not alone, we are here with you, and we will move through this election process together.

Join via zoom: washington.zoom.us/j/97725403126 

Students, faculty, and staff 11am - 1pm
Monday
Nov 9
Undocumented Students Processing Space 

The office of Diversity & Equity, along with the Student Diversity Center, has set up affinity process spaces for you to connect with us and others in the community. We want you to know that you are not alone, we are here with you, and we will move through this election process together.

Join via zoom: washington.zoom.us/j/94779860789

Undocumented Students 2pm - 4pm
Tuesday
Nov 10
Womxn of Color Processing Space  The office of Diversity & Equity, along with the Student Diversity Center, has set up affinity process spaces for you to connect with us and others in the community. We want you to know that you are not alone, we are here with you, and we will move through this election process together.

Join via zoom: washington.zoom.us/j/92793875041 

Womxn of Color 12pm - 2pm

Tuesday
Nov 10


Thursday
Nov 12

GFO’s Post-Election Conversations - The GFO is hosting a series of opportunities to chat with colleagues about what happened in the presidential election, what it means, and what might happen next. All UWB faculty and staff are welcome, regardless of political affiliation. The goal is simply to process the election among friends in a safe space and share resources that may be helpful.

Zoom link for all sessions: washington.zoom.us/j/93988979974

Faculty & Staff

11am - 12pm


3 - 4pm

Thursday Nov 12

Latinx Community Processing Space - The office of Diversity & Equity, along with the Student Diversity Center, has set up affinity process spaces for you to connect with us and others in the community. We want you to know that you are not alone, we are here with you, and we will move through this election process together.

Join via zoom:  washington.zoom.us/j/92638623013 

Latinx students, faculty, and staff 1pm - 2:30 pm
Thursday Nov 12

Asian Pacific Islander, and Desi Anti-Racism Dialogue -  Join Student Engagement & Activities to talk about how we as Asian Americans are impacted by the election results, how we can support our BIPOC community members, as well as explore the unique ways we can practice antiracism in our everyday lives.

Sign up: tinyurl.com/SEA-AntiRacistAPID

Asian Pacific Islander and Desi identifying students 1:00 - 2:30pm

Election resources

Learn more about the All in Campus Democracy Challenge’s Presidential Commitment and the Pac-12 Challenge the UW has signed onto.

Huskies Vote Toolkit
Creative assets from the Huskies Vote toolkit can help you get the word out and encourage your friends, loved ones, and communities to vote!

Election Guides

UW Libraries 2020 Election Guide
UW Libraries’ comprehensive Election 2020 guide with resources to help students find reliable information about candidates, issues, news and polls.

Voter Rights Guide
Know your rights as a voter

Post-election resources

UW Bothell Counseling Center
The Counseling Center staff is ready to assist you. You can reach them on their website at https://www.uwb.edu/studentaffairs/counseling.

Election Tool Kit put together by the Counseling Center.

Student Zoom Office Hours at the Diversity Center
The DC staff has created Zoom hours for you to connect with us during the week. We want you to know that you are not alone, we are here with you, and we will move through this election process together.

Diana Betancourt Macias, Undocumented Program Manager 
Office Hours: Tuesday & Wednesday 10:30–12:00 pm 
Zoom Link: https://washington.zoom.us/my/dianabetancourt

Ian Zamora, Program Manager
Office Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 9:00–12:00 pm
Zoom Link: https://washington.zoom.us/my/ianzamora

Miguel Macias, Director 
Office Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 1:00–3:00 pm
Zoom Link: https://washington.zoom.us/my/miguelmacias 

Faculty & staff support

UW Bothell OEHR Election Resources
Our OE/HR team offers a list of resources open for UW employees to use to aid their holistic well-being. Election resources include a guide to Election 2020: Politics, Media and Stress and a Healthy Media Consumption webinar.

GFO’s Post-Election Conversations 
The GFO is hosting a series of opportunities to chat with colleagues about what happened in the presidential election, what it means, and what might happen next. All UWB faculty and staff are welcome, regardless of political affiliation. The goal is simply to process the election among friends in a safe space and share resources that may be helpful.

Thursday Nov 5 | Tuesday Nov 10 | Thursday Nov 12

Election Prep for University Leadership - UW Office of Ombud
In this video head Ombud, Chuck Sloane, discusses considerations, advice and resources for university leadership to best support faculty, staff and students following the 2020 election.

Get involved—even if you can't vote

Text and phone banking with Washington Bus 
Get involved in remote "get out the vote" text and phone banking events with other young people across Washington State. All events are remote, via Zoom. No prior experience required. Sign up to volunteer here.

FIUTS Discussion Series on the U.S. Election
International students and other interested individuals are invited to join FIUTS each Thursday, 5:00-6:30pm from October 15-November 5 for a new virtual discussion series on the 2020 U.S. Election. These discussions will provide a space for international students and others to learn about and discuss what's happening in U.S. politics right now, how our government and elections work, and the challenges our society is currently facing.

Seattle City Club Civic Bootcamps
This following series highlights the perspectives of marginalized community members and describes how our local government system works (through an equity lens). The first webinar on Diversity and Equity in Government will feature a panel of elected officials who are from marginalized communities. They will reflect on their challenges and opportunities as they navigate the political process to serve their constituents and represent and/or advocate for their BIPOC community. 
Ticket prices for the webinars are on a "pay what you can" sliding scale and FREE for youth under 22 and the BIPOC community. Please note that to attend both webinars, participants will need to register for both separately.

Diversity and Equity in Local Government
Friday, November 6th from 1 - 2:30 pm

Civic Engagement with Local Government
Friday, November 13th from 1 - 2:30 pm

Other ways to engage

  • Phone and text banking
  • Attend elections student programing at UW Bothell
  • Help others get out to vote, encourage friends, family, and peers.
  • Share social media posts and resources
  • Host or attend civic engagement and elections social events in the community
  • Do a bingo sheet checklist for pre-elections preparation
  • Host a social event to help others fill out their ballots

Husky dropping a ballot into a box.

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On this page

Register to vote

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Voter Check list

Washington State Deadlines

Voter Registration Deadline
Online: Oct. 26
By mail: received by Oct. 26
In person: Nov. 3

Ballot Return Deadline
Postmarked by: Nov. 3 by 8pm

Questions?

Contact Shauniece Drayton, ACT Program Coordinator at sad23@uw.edu if you have any questions about voter registration, submitting your ballot, or joining UW Bothell Voter activities.

Voting helpline: 1-866-OUR-VOTE
Got a voting question or problem? Call the helpline for accurate and non-partisan assistance. Available nation-wide.