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Rowan enters national voter participation competition

University now part of non-partisan nationwide effort focused on Election 2020


Rowan University, through its #RowanVotes initiative, is now a part of the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge, a national competition to register, educate and mobilize student voters.  This a nonpartisan nationwide effort to get colleges and universities to prioritize voter engagement and participation.  Those universities that show the highest growth in these efforts will be recognized following the November 2020 election. 


The nationwide challenge supports the University’s commitment to making civic engagement a core component of the Rowan student experience.  Participation in the challenge is a university-wide effort where students, faculty, staff and administration can engage, plan and host events on their own, as part of the larger #RowanVotes umbrella. 


All are welcome and encouraged to join in this effort at any level.


Students who would like to participate more formally can volunteer or earn 2-3 credits for their work. To apply, please fill out this form:


Student organizations can earn SGA service hours for participating


The effort is being coordinated by members of the Department of Political Science and Economics (PSEC), the Rowan Institute for Public Policy and Citizenship (RIPPAC), Chamberlain Student Center & Campus Activities, Rowan Student Affairs, the Riowan Student Government Association (SGA) and the Rowan Republicans and the Rowan Democrats. 

If you would like to host an event or get involved, please reach out to Dr. Kathy Javian at




2020 marks a major election year.

The Primary Election in New Jersey is Tuesday, June 2, 2020. 

The deadline to register to vote in the primary is Tuesday, May 12, 2020.

The General Election Day is Tuesday, November 3, 2020. 

The deadline to register to vote is Tuesday, October 13, 2020,



****You can access the Voter Registration form to print it out here:

The Rowan Institute for Public Policy & Citizenship (RIPPAC) generally recommends that Rowan students register to vote using their Glassboro address.

Of course, you can register at your home address.  On Election Day, you will need to return home to cast your ballot or apply for a Vote By Mail beforehand. 

(Note:  Vote By Mail is the same thing as "Absentee Ballot".)

***You can request a Vote By Mail ballot here:

Registering to vote only requires that the voter complete a form and mail it in.  You use the same form if you are already registered and want to change your address. 

No witness is necessary.  No postage is necessary.

Once you are registered, you have the opportunity to vote in person on Election Day or to Vote By Mail.

To Vote By Mail, you need to first request a ballot and then, once you receive it, complete it and mail it back in.  The deadline to request a Vote By Mail ballot is October 30, 2018.