Take part in your democracy

Students engaged in democratic dialogue

Welcome! Use this Fort Lewis College Civic Engagement Hub for information on voting and all things politics. Find out how to register, cast your absentee ballot, where to vote--and more--so you can take part in your democracy.

Email Paul DeBell, Assistant Professor of Political Science, with questions. This information is brought to you by the Associated Students of Fort Lewis College Legislative Affairs Committee and the Fort Lewis Political Science Department.

Your voice matters

The voices of students and young people is one that often goes unheard, with only 46.1% of voters aged 18-29 turning out to vote in the 2016 election. Here at Fort Lewis College we are working to change that and it starts with you. Whether you’re a first time voter or an experienced constituent we want your voice to be heard. We’re here to help make voting as easy and convenient as possible for everyone- especially our busy Skyhawks.

Register to vote

Registering to vote is always the first step, and we want to make registering quick and easy for you. Whether you’re here in the U.S., overseas or a military voter the U.S. Vote foundation has got you covered.

Register

Absentee ballot

If you’re already registered to vote, but not in Colorado, no need to fear. Vote.Org helps you get your absentee ballot no matter which state you are registered in. Just enter your voter information or find the link your state. Vote.Org provides resources and information on all of the requirements needed for any voter in any state.

Get your absentee ballot

Voting plan

Follow through with your plans to vote. Make a plan to vote with friends and know when, where and how you’re going to vote. Sign up for personalized election reminders to keep up to date with election happenings!

Make your plan
Voter participation
39.1%

2018 Voting Rate for All Institutions

34.2%

2018 Voting Rate for FLC

14.4%

Increase in FLC’s Voting Rate

Lowest turnout by major 2018
28.8%

Psychology

27.5%

Health professions

22.4%

Parks, recreation, leisure, & fitness

Highest turnout by major 2018
43.5%

Education

44.7%

History

45.7%

English

Voter participation
39.1%

Voting rate for all institutions

34.2%

2018 voting rate for FLC

14.4%

Increase in FLC's voting 2014-18

Voter participation

39.1%

2018 Voting Rate for All Institutions

Voter participation

34.2%

2018 Voting Rate for FLC

Voter participation

14.4%

Increase in FLC’s Voting Rate

Lowest turnout by major 2018

28.8%

Psychology

Lowest turnout by major 2018

27.5%

Health professions

Lowest turnout by major 2018

22.4%

Parks, recreation, leisure, & fitness

Highest turnout by major 2018

43.5%

Education

Highest turnout by major 2018

44.7%

History

Highest turnout by major 2018

45.7%

English

Voter participation

39.1%

Voting rate for all institutions

Voter participation

34.2%

2018 voting rate for FLC

Voter participation

14.4%

Increase in FLC's voting 2014-18

*Voting data taken from the 2018 National Study of Learning, Voting & Engagement report prepared by Tufts University for Fort Lewis College.

 

Take action!

Stay informed and take action on behalf of your voting rights. We want to provide resources for you, so that our students feel that they are prepared, informed and have access to their right to be heard.

Contact your officials

Reach out to your elected officials to make your voice heard on the issues that matter to you. Contact your representatives and let them know what their consituents think.

Find your elected officials
Don't get discouraged!

If any official tries to stop you from voting or tells you that you are ineligible, report it to Election Protection. Protect your right to vote.

Contact Election Protection
Track your vote

As a local voter you can check your registration, see when you will get your ballot, and check when your ballot is received and counted.

Go to La Plata Votes