Graduate Theological Union
Schools in most states and the District of Columbia must make a good faith effort to distribute voter registration forms to their students. This voter registration requirement was included in the National Voter Registration Act of 1993. In essence, if a Title IV (Federal Student Aid) participating school is located in a state that requires voter registration prior to election day and/or does not allow the ability to register at the time of voting, then the school must make a good faith effort to distribute voter registration forms to its federal student aid eligible students.
To meet this requirement, federal student aid recipients attending the member schools of the GTU will receive an annual reminder via email of the following ways to complete voter registration:
- To register to vote in the State of California using the online application, visit http://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/elections_vr.htm.
- Voter registration forms are available at the Registrar of Voters Office located in the Alameda County Courthouse at 1225 Fallon Street, Room G-1, Oakland, California 94612.
- Forms are also available at all offices of the Department of Motor Vehicles, all city clerks offices, public libraries and post offices.
- Individuals may also call the Registrar of Voters at 510-267-8683 or the Secretary of State at 1-800-345-VOTE in order for a registration form to be provided by mail.
To successfully register to vote, it is important that the voter registration application be filled out completely and be postmarked or hand-delivered to the county elections office at least 15 days before the election.