Registering as a College Student
Where College Students May Register
A college or university student may register and vote in the county where they go to school if the student is physically present in the school community and does not intend to return to his or her former home after graduation. However, if the student intends to return to their former home after graduation, then they should remain registered in their hometown.
If the student does not know where he or she will go after college, they may register in their college community or remain registered at home. If a student registers at his or her school address, that registration cancels any previous registration.
Individuals who are not registered to vote in a county may register at early voting sites during the early voting period. After registering, the newly registered voter can immediately vote at that same site. This process is called “same-day registration.”
Registering at a one-stop site during the early voting period requires voters to provide proof of residence. Proof of residence for college students includes a current college/university photo identification card paired with either:
- Any document originating with the educational institution and containing the student’s name and on-campus housing address or facility name; or
- a current roster prepared by the college/university and transmitted to the county board of elections office, which lists all students residing in campus housing facilities.
For more information about same-day registration, visit Register in Person During Early Voting.