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Civic Engagement

Civic engagement is individual and collective actions designed to identify and address issues of public concern. Civic engagement can take many forms, from individual voluntarism to organizational involvement to electoral participation. It can include efforts to directly address an issue, work with others in a community to solve a problem or interact with the institutions of representative democracy.

Voter Registration Information for Students:

Are you registered to vote? Are you registered to vote, but cannot make it to the polls on Election Day?

Student Senate now offers all Northwest students an opportunity to register to vote, regardless of their hometown, through TurboVote. Signing up is free, and the platform helps students register to vote, update voter registration and request absentee ballots.

Visit and click “Get Started.” Registering takes less than five minutes.

If you choose to receive an absentee ballot, complete the ballot you receive in the mail and mail it back to your local election authority. Be careful because some states, such as Missouri, require you to have your ballot notarized. Keep the deadlines in mind when sending in your ballot.

For more information about registering to vote through TurboVote, contact the Student Senate Government Affairs Committee at

2016 Project Vote Northwest! Please make sure to get out and VOTE on November 8, 2016. If you need help with registration or absentee voting please visit the links below:

Vote Missouri
Vote Iowa
Vote Kansas
Vote Nebraska

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