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The 2020 Election, October 8, 2020

Dear students, staff and faculty:

As you know, the 2020 election will take place on Tuesday, November 3. I am writing today, as we observe National Voter Education Week, to encourage everyone to vote as well as to provide you with information about how to vote.

To help you navigate various voting options, Smith has partnered with TurboVote to provide voting-related information to students, staff and faculty. Additionally, see The League of Women Voters Education Fund’s VOTE411, a comprehensive, nonpartisan site that offers information on every aspect of voting, as well as a tool offered by The New York Times.

Employees with questions about voting accommodations should speak to their manager or the Office of Human Resources.

Students looking for more information are encouraged to reach out to the Office of the Dean of the College for assistance. Smith Votes, a coalition of student political organizations and public interest groups, is mobilizing to increase student voter registration, sponsor election-related programming and help students get to the polls regardless of where they are living. Thank you, Smith Votes!

By voting, you will ensure your views are represented on issues of great importance: racial justice, income equality, climate change, health care, support for higher education and so much more.

Let our voices be heard—louder than ever—this election year.


Kathleen McCartney