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Voter Information

Department Overview

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Important Upcoming Dates


Did you know that you need to register before you can vote in primary and/or general elections?  We're here to help! 

Note: Tuesday, June 2, 2020 is the new date for the Pennsylvania general primary

Students who choose to vote in Pennsylvania must register by May 18, 2020 to vote in the primary. Note that Pennsylvania holds "closed" primaries. For more information, visit our "Registering to Vote" page

Tuesday, November 3, 2020 - GENERAL ELECTION

The Lang Center for Civic & Social Responsibility provides transportation to and from the polls.

Vans leave from the Rose Garden circle and travel to the polling places at Swarthmore-Rutledge School (SRS) and Children & Adult Disability & Educational Services (CADES).

Want more information on voting in PA? Check out these short videos created by our 2020 Democracy Fellows Lily Fournier '23 and Frannie Richardson '23:


Please explore all of the content below as the rules for registration and voting may be somewhat more complicated than you might think.


Registration can sometimes be a little tricky, but don't worry. We've got you covered.

Get the scoop on registering


Are your registered to vote? Great! Now it's time to prepare for voting. 

Make a plan to vote


Find out why Swarthmore is working hard to increase student voting and how you can participate.

Get engaged


Register to vote! Swarthmore students Ryan Azari, Jacob Demree, and Madeleine Ward are helping new students register to vote in Shane Lounge in Parrish Hall 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. #SwatBulletin #SwatPhoto For more information 

Voter registration table in Parrish Hall

Exercise those civic rights! #SwatVotes #SwatArt #YourVoiceMatters

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We voted! Did you? Today is the day to have a say in the future of our nation. Your vote matters. You matter. We'll be at Parrish Circle 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. today if you'd like a ride to the polls. #SwatVotes #GetOutTheVote #CivicEngagement #Vote

Hand holding an "I Voted" sticker

Who is your voting buddy? These members of the Swarthmore community are motivating each other to make sure their voices are heard on Election Day. #SwatVotes

Slideshow of campus voting buddy pairs together.

Today is the LAST DAY to register to vote in Pennsylvania. Don't miss out on making your voice heard! Visit for more information. #SwatVotes

Vote. Your voice matters.