Tuesday, November 3rd is the 2020 Presidential Election. Lute Vote will accept your ballots near or on Election Day for delivery to the closest ballot dropbox.
If you want to submit your own to a ballot dropbox, then submit your ballot by 8 p.m. on November 3rd. The closest dropbox to campus is located at the Parkland/Spanaway library.
Through the mail or ballot dropbox! New this year, stamps will not be required to submit your ballot for WA voters!
If registered out of state, you can get a free stamp, provided by ASPLU Lute Vote Director (please email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive a stamp).
If you have a Washington drivers license, you can register online here. If you do not have a WA drivers license, register in person at one of our events or at the .
Out of state students are still permitted to register in Washington if they choose, or you can register in your home state. Each state has a different process to register, and to be registered in another state you will need to request an absentee ballot to vote from PLU. Therefore, we generally find it easier for out of state students to register in Washington instead. Go to question 1 to find out how to do that.
Note: Alaska students, registering in another state may cause you to lose your PFD.
One may register to vote online, by mail, or in-person at a county elections department. Registration must be completed 29 days in advance if done by mail or online. If registering in person, registration must be completed eight days prior to the election.
Miss the U.S. Senate Debate at PLU? Watch below!
Will Millennials Care Enough to Vote or Go Play Softball? Why not BOTH?? Friday Nov. 16th, 2018 | 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Recently in a Seattle Times article (titled: Will Millennials care enough to vote or go play softball or something?”), young people were doubted about our interest in voting. Well guess what, WE VOTED!! Young people voted in historic numbers, possibly having the highest turnout since the voting age was lowered to 18 in 1972. Now that elections are over we are celebrating this huge increase in young people voting nationwide by hosting a softball game! Everyone is invited to come and play some softball with us, and get to know who your student leaders in ASPLU are! RSVP here.
Patriotism: Virtue or Vice? Tuesday Oct 23rd, 2018 | 6:00 pm
We often hear the claim that it’s a good thing to be patriotic, but is it really? Is patriotism just an arbitrary prejudice in favor of one’s own nation? Or is it an important form of loyalty and civic pride? What does it even mean to be “patriotic”? Can patriotism come in good and bad forms? Join us for a conversation! Presented by the Philosophy Department and SOPHIA (Society of Philosophers in America). This event is free and open to the public.
U.S. Senatorial Debate on Campus Monday October 8th, 2018 | 12:30 pm
Karen Hille Phillips Center
Join us for a free and public debate for U.S. Senate with Maria Cantwell (D) and Susan Hutchison (R). The U.S. Senate seat is one of two representing Washington state for a term of six years. The event is free and open to the public. Student ticketing is available here.
PLU Rocks the Vote Tuesday September 25th, 2018 | 4:00 – 7:30 pm
This event is taking place on National Voter Registration Day! At this event you can register to vote, pledge to vote, partake in political games, learn how to get involved on campus and locally, and enjoy live music and food! This event is free and open to the public.