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Vote 2018!

Election Day Prep: Be prepared on November 6

Get a FREE ride to the polls

Uber will be inserting a “Get to the Polls” button inside its app on Election Day that will allow anyone to quickly find their polling place and book a ride to it for FREE.

Vote.org and TurboVote will provide 50% off Lyft codes nationwide to the polls on Election Day. Please note that the return ride may not be discounted.

Register to vote by October 9!

Kentucky Residents

Kentucky's voter registration deadline is October 9, 2018. The Kentucky State Board of Elections website provides online voter registration and printable voter registration forms, a listing of all Kentucky County Clerk offices, and information about Kentucky absentee ballot voting. Kentucky voter registration forms are also available in Bellarmine's Student Activities Center.

Bellarmine is offering voter registration and absentee ballot assistance at the following times and locations:

  • Tuesday, Oct. 2, 10:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.: Café Ogle and UDH
  • Friday, Oct. 5, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Quad
  • Monday, Oct. 8, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Café Ogle and UDH

Out-of-State Students

Students who choose to remain registered in their home state may request an absentee ballot by contacting their hometown county clerk's office or by visiting Vote.org.

NASPA Lead Initiative

naspaleadintiativeBellarmine is a proud member of the NASPA Lead Initiative on Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement. NASPA Lead comprises a network of NASPA member colleges and universities committed to encouraging and highlighting the work of student affairs in making civic learning and democratic engagement a part of every student’s college education.

The Lead Initiative offers unique professional development opportunities, targeted resources, networking, and recognition for its Lead Institutions.

Civic Action Coalition

The Office of Service and Leadership will soon be forming a Civic Action Coalition in response to Bellarmine's participation in the NASPA Lead Initiative and Voter Friendly Campus designation. The charge of this group will be to compile a list of all civic engagement efforts across campus, decide on the educational or engagements gaps, and begin to implement a cross campus initiative. Faculty, staff, and students who would like to get more involved should email Brooke Wilson, Director of Service and Leadership at bwilson4@bellarmine.edu.