UMass Votes

  • Higher Student Voter Registration Goal
  • Increase Overall Student Participation

In August 2020, UMass President Marty Meehan announced he joined more than 193 college and university presidents and chancellors in a commitment to increase overall student voter registration, engagement and turnout through the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge.#UMassVotes

8/12/20 - UMass joins ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge

UMass President Marty Meehan announced today he has joined more than 193 college and university presidents and chancellors committing to 100 percent student voter registration, engagement and turnout through the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge.

9/21/20 - On National Voter Registration Day eve UMass Student Trustees endorse UMass Votes campaign

The five elected UMass student trustees released the following joint statement in support of the UMass Votes campaign, which encourages all UMass students to vote in the upcoming national election.

9/29/20 - President Meehan tells UMass Boston students that voting is the best way to honor “heroes of our American democracy” who fought for rights

Being an active voter and engaged citizen is the best way to honor the “heroes of our American democracy” who stood up for voting and civil rights, President Marty Meehan said today as he spoke to students enrolled in a political science class at the University of Massachusetts Boston.

10/16/20 - On eve of Massachusetts early voting, UMass President’s Office hosts student voter engagement summit

With early voting set to start tomorrow across Massachusetts, student leaders from all five UMass campuses gathered virtually at a voter engagement summit hosted by UMass President Marty Meehan’s office to discuss ongoing engagement efforts and share best practices.

UMass Student Trustees urged fellow students to get involved

Before Election Day 2020, UMass student trustees got together to endorse the UMass Votes campaign and encourage their fellow students to participate in the upcoming election. Student trustees were featured in videos urging younger voters to engage in the election and make sure their voices are heard.

ALL IN Democracy Challenge

The ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge empowers colleges and universities to achieve excellence in student democratic engagement. Learn more about the initiative at the link below.

We are mounting a collaborative effort to ensure that the 75,000 students of the University of Massachusetts participate in this process. This is about the paramount importance of voting and of establishing a commitment to lifelong democratic engagement. We are mounting a strictly non-partisan effort. This isn’t about advocacy for any candidate or party -- it’s about democracy.” Marty Meehan President, University of Massachusetts

Voting is our obligation

My message to students is that voting is our obligation. It is the best way to be heard and to bring about change. Let’s make it our foundation for a better and more equitable future.

Resources for Voters

Massachusetts Secretary of State

The official Secretary of State website for information on voter registration, polling locations, and more.

Protecting your right to vote

The Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office will protect your right to cast a ballot and have that ballot counted. The AG’s Office is committed to providing accurate information about voter rights, strengthening trust in our democratic process, and ensuring a free and fair election.