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OC Votes – Engaging in Democracy

OC Votes provides a space to learn about the programming and participation opportunities at Oberlin College related to voting and elections.

In keeping with Oberlin’s commitment to the role of education in fostering vibrant democracy, OC Votes promotes student engagement with this election season using the academic and creative skills of a liberal arts and conservatory education.

This space provides two major pathways to engagement:

  1. participation in the democratic process through voter registration and voter education, and
  2. programming that offers opportunities to think through and engage with the complex issues this election cycle has raised.

Voting Resources

Voting Information for Students

FAQs for Voters

Check Your Registration

National Mail Voter Registration Form

Request an Absentee Ballot

Lorain County Board of Elections

Find Your Lorain County Polling Location

Out of State Voting Guides


Get Involved

Are you interested in getting involved in democracy work at Oberlin? We are currently seeking two Democracy Fellows for Fall 2024 to support OC Votes' work for the General Election.  View our position description here. Students can submit their resume and cover letter to Jess Sonney at jsonney@oberlin.edu now through May 17th. Interviews will be held virtually between May 20-31. 




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Be Proud to Say ‘‘I Voted’’

Use the Zoom backgrounds and Facebook cover photo templates to tell the world that you have voted. Should you need help in applying them to Zoom or your social media accounts, visit Zoom and Facebook.

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Voting Resources for Students

Find essential information for student voters—including Ohio registration deadlines, absentee ballot instructions, and more.