Important U.S. Elections Information

March 31, 2020
Absentee ballot envelope

The Harvard Votes Challenge team wishes everyone health and safety during this difficult time. Now, more than ever, it is imperative that we keep our democracy strong.

COVID-19 Guidance

Given recent Harvard University policies requiring undergraduate students to vacate on-campus housing and switching to remote learning as a response to COVID-19, students and other Harvard community members who have moved may need to make additional preparations to assure they can vote. More detailed guidance on getting counted can be viewed here.

Upcoming Primaries 

HVC recommends that all members of the Harvard community stay updated about shifting primary dates and methods of voting. Updates to individual state primaries can be found via We also recommend checking your state’s election office website.

If you requested an absentee ballot to your Harvard address that did not arrive before you left campus, use Harvard’s mail forwarding service to send it to your new location.

If you’d rather vote in person, call your local election office to find out what steps you need to take.

If you need to register and/or request an absentee ballot, or are looking for other voter resources, visit our website.

Please reach out to the Harvard Votes Challenge team at with any questions.