Register to Vote

Brown partners with TurboVote. TurboVote helps the Brown community vote in every election by: 

  • Guiding you through the voter registration process.
  • Helping you start the absentee or mail-in ballot request process.
  • Sending you text and email reminders about upcoming elections.


HOW TO VOTE by TurboVote provides a summary of voter registration and voting rules for all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Want to know – Who can vote? Where to vote? When to vote? What to bring?  Need to verify your registration status? What’s is on the Ballot? provides a one stop help guide you to the answers.  


Who’s Eligible to Vote?

U.S. citizens over the age of 18 are eligible to vote in federal, state, and local elections. In some states and localities, citizens under the age of 18 can pre-register to vote. Brown students are eligible to vote both in Rhode Island and in their home state.

I’m a U.S. citizen currently studying overseas. Can I still vote?

Yes! Visit this link for more information.

Can I vote if I have committed a felony?

Most states, including Rhode Island, restore the right to vote to ex-felons. Visit this link for more information.

I’m not a U.S. citizen. Can I still vote?

Federal, state, and local elections are limited to U.S. citizens. Students who aren’t citizens that are interested in getting involved in the political process should consider working with campaigns and other political groups instead.

Registration Deadlines

Link to voter registration deadlines by state: click here!

Verify Voter Registration Status

Use this link to verify your voter registration status: click here! 

Your state’s Secretary of State should also provide registration resources on their website if you prefer to go directly through them: click here!