TCNJ Votes! is TCNJ’s initiative to increase voter registration and voter turnout in each upcoming election. We want to improve the number of TCNJ students voters by preparing and educating students about how politics and elections impact their lives now and in the future, and providing opportunities for them to get involved.
Here you can find all the resources you need to become informed, register to vote, find your polling place, and participate in political engagement activities at TCNJ.
November 2, 2021 is election day. If you have not registered for this election, but wish to register for the November 2 general election, you must do so by October 12. You can find the voter registration form here. Frequently asked questions about voting
TCNJ Ballot Bowl & Voter Registration
TCNJ is competing as part of the NJ Ballot Bowl! Winners will be determined by the combined total of voter registrations and pledges to vote. Voter registration is an initial step in the voting process, but not the only step. So this year, the competition will also reward the teams that get the most commitments to vote. This isn’t about a specific candidate, but about the value of participating in our democracy and committing to showing up for your community.
9/28/21 @ 12:30 PM: Voting in NJ with NJ Secretary of State Tahesha Way on National Voter Registration Day – Join us for the TCNJ Votes “Voting in NJ” virtual event with NJ Secretary of State Tahesha Way and President Foster on National Voter Registration Day to learn about the importance of voting, how to vote in NJ and have the opportunity to ask questions about voter engagement. Register here:
10/5/21 @ 12:30 PM: Voter Education Week: Importance of Knowing Your Local Representatives & Voting in Local Elections – Join us for the TCNJ Votes “Importance of Knowing Your Local Representatives & Voting in Local Elections” virtual event with Senator Shirley Turner, Assemblywoman Verlina Reynolds-Jackson, Assemblyman Anthony Verrelli, and President Foster during Voter Education Week to learn about the the role of local representatives, the importance of voting in local elections and have the opportunity to ask questions to our panelists. Register here:
10/8/21 @ 11:00 AM: Voter Education Week: Civically Engaged Alumni Panel – Join us for the TCNJ Votes “Civically Engaged Alumni Panel” virtual event with TCNJ Alumni and President Foster who are civically involved in a variety of ways, as part of the Voter Engagement Week and the TCNJ Leadership Conference, to learn about how you can get involved now and after you graduate politics, policy, and grassroots efforts. Register here:
10/8/21 @ 12:30 PM: Voter Education Week: Leadership Live – Join us for the monthly Leadership Live Instagram event where President Foster and President of Student Government, Roshni Raji, will discuss the importance of college students being civically engaged and how they, as campus leaders, approach civic engagement. Instagram: @tcnjleadership
Be a Civic Leader opportunity
NJ Student Program: Be a Civic Leader. This program is for students in the state of New Jersey. It involves taking part in six sixty minute speaker and dialogue sessions between September – November 2021 that are intended to highlight nonpartisan civic learning and democratic engagement efforts in the state. This program is supported by the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge, Berkeley College, Rutgers University – New Brunswick, Princeton University and the NJ Department of State. The program starts on September 24th. See this flyer for more information. All interested students should register to participate in the program here.
“The 1st Time I Voted” Video Series
Participate in the “The 1st Time I Voted” video series! Share a 1-2 minute video sharing a story about your first time voting in hopes to inspire students to vote. Videos will be posted on the TCNJ Votes! Website and shared via social media. If you are interested and need technical support, feel free to email us!
Ranked One of America’s Best Colleges for Student Voting
TCNJ ranked as a top college for student voting according to Washington Monthly. Read the full article here.