The National Study of Learning, Voting, and Engagement (NSLVE)

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2022 GENERAL (MIDTERM) ELECTION

Tuesday, November 8th

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How to Register to Vote?

Registered to Vote in Geneseo?

  • For off-campus students registered to vote in Geneseo, here are the two physical poll sites are:
    • For voters in Precinct 1 at St. Mary's Parish Center (13 North St
    • For voters in Precinct 3 at United Methodist Church (4520 St Rt 63)
  • For on-campus students registered to vote in Geneseo, you belong to Precinct 5 and will vote at MacVittie College Union Ballroom.
  • If you are registered elsewhere or are unsure of which off-campus polling site applies to you, use this link to find your polling place. 

Voting by Absentee Ballot?

  • The Geneseo Student Association will pay to mail your absentee ballot. 
  • Learn how to fill out and mail your absentee ballot: Click Here.
  • For more information about the Geneseo Student Association (SA) absentee ballot mailing program, please visit the SA Ticket Office located on the 1st floor of the MacVittie College Union.

 

The National Study of Learning, Voting, and Engagement (NSLVE)

The National Study of Learning, Voting, and Engagement (NSLVE) offers colleges and universities an opportunity to learn their student registration and voting rates and, for interested campuses, a closer examination of their campus climate for political learning and engagement and correlations between specific student learning experiences and voting.

Our student voting rate in the 2012 Presidential Election was 43% and the student voting rate in the 2014 midterm election was 6%. Based on the extremely low rates reported in the 2014 NSLVE Report, the campus responded by creating the Task Force on Voter Engagement. The Task Force developed a plan to improve voter registration and implemented the SUNY Geneseo Voter Registration and Engagement Plan in the spring and fall of 2016. 

In 2016, the voter registration and voter education efforts resulted in increased numbers and percentages across all three sets of data (registration rates, voting rates of registered students, and voting rates for all enrolled students). In terms of numbers, there were 482 more students who registered to vote and 680 more students who voted. The percentage of females voting increased by 16.6% from 2012 to 2016 and the percentage of males voting increased 14.1% from 2012 to 2016. By field of study, the three highest voting rates were 73.0% in Foreign Languages, Literatures and Linguistics; 61.6% in education; and 64.4% in Visual and Performing Arts. By field of study, the three lowest voting rates were 42.1% for Business, Management and Marketing; 48.1% for Biological and Biomedical; and 45.7% in the Liberal Arts and Sciences and Humanities. 

The SUNY Geneseo voting rate for students who were registered to vote was 54.6% in 2012 and 63.9% in 2016, an increase of 9.3%. In 2012, 42.6% of the 5,350 enrolled students voted and in 2016, 53.6% of the 5,553 students voted, an increase of 11.0%.

Please browse the documents shared below for all additional information from the NSLVE report:

NSLVE Report (2012-2016 ) - SUNY College at Geneseo

NSLVE Report (2016) - SUNY College at Geneseo

NSLVE Report (2018) - SUNY College at Geneseo

NSLVE Report (2020) - SUNY College at Geneseo


2022 GENERAL (MIDTERM) ELECTION

November 8th, 2022

Polls open from 6:00 AM - 9:00 PM


KEY DATES:

Date

Event

October 14th

Last day to register to vote.

October 24th

Last day to request an absentee ballot.

November 8th

Last day to postmark absentee ballot.

For help registering to vote and applying for an absentee ballot. Go to College Union, Rm. 114, or e-mail: vote@geneseo.edu