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Be a Civic Leader: Vote and Help Others Vote, Too

Alan D. Solomont, A70, A08P, Dean of the Tisch College of Civic Life, implores every American to vote in the upcoming elections—especially the Tufts students who are part of the generation that will safeguard and strengthen democracy for decades to come.

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Welcome to Tufts Votes!

Civic engagement is one of the foundational values of Tufts University, and voting is a foundational civic act. The Tufts Votes 2020 website brings together news, research, resources, and other timely nonpartisan information about the 2020 elections on campus and beyond. Students and other members of the Tufts community can find links to key tools for helping them cast their ballot, insights and commentary from Tufts experts, and events featuring leaders from all areas of political life. Get informed, get involved, and vote!



JumboVote is a nonpartisan, student-led organization at Tufts University dedicated to promoting civic engagement and voter turnout. Students work to equip and empower all members of the Tufts community to participate in our democracy on Election Day and beyond by hosting events, facilitating voter registration, and even driving students to the polls. In 2020, JumboVote is particularly focused on ensuring that all students can vote, wherever they are and wherever they want to cast a ballot, despite the extraordinary challenges caused by COVID-19. JumboVote is supported by the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life and the Andrew Goodman Foundation.

Tufts Research on Elections

Election Imperatives 2020

Tisch College's Institute for Democracy & Higher Education published a major report with recommendations for university leaders, faculty, staff, and students to promote political learning and engagement despite physical distancing.

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More Tufts Research

Tufts Experts Weigh In

Election News from Tufts

Voting by Mail and the Youth Vote in 2020

Getting information to millions of new voters, especially youth from low-income communities, about the process is crucial, says civic participation expert at Tisch College


Have questions or need more information about voting in 2020? Want to get involved in helping your peers be ready to vote? Email or call (617) 627-VOTE.

Staff & Faculty

Tufts is committed to helping all staff and faculty vote, and to giving them resources so they can prepare and encourage students to do so.


Want to speak to a Tufts expert on youth voting, electoral engagement on college campuses, or other aspects of young people's participation in civic life? Email