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Voting Week

The events lineup for Voting Week 2021 is here! Check out all of this year's virtual events.

Be sure to follow our Facebook and Instagram for student performances related to civic engagement and voting starting mid-September. 

Reimagining Democracy: Community Care, Global Solidarity & Politics At and Between the Polls

Across many regions and nations of the world, democracy is often considered the most perfect system of government for its emphasis on self-governance. Yet, it is quite clear that the founding democratic principles of “justice” and “equality,” whether it be in a republic or otherwise, do not extend to every fragment of society. Often the very systems of self-governance and institutions that democracy is meant to uphold and protect leave many individuals and whole communities excluded from the process.  Through seven engaging and interdisciplinary events, this year’s Voting Week theme of Reimagining Democracy: Community Care, Global Solidarity, and Politics at and between the Polls, will explore how democracy is currently and continuously being threatened and how that challenges us all to redefine our own civic engagement both in and outside of voting. 

Register to Vote!

Use Columbia TurboVote to register:

  • Register to vote in your home state

  • File for your absentee ballot

  • Sign up for election reminders

The process is quick, intuitive and free!

Questions? Get answers with this great guide from Columbia's Office of Government and Community Affairs.

Learn More About Voting Week

Voting Week would not be possible without the planning committee, Student Engagement, Columbia Political Union, and other sponsors around campus. Don't forget to connect with us on Facebook and Instagram!

Interested in volunteering for Voting Week or helping to lead it? Send an email to


Register to vote! It's fast, easy, and free.

Register to vote, and file for your absentee ballot, right now with Columbia TurboVote. 

Questions or concerns? Get answers with this great guide from Columbia's Office of Government and Community Affairs.

Student Engagement


515 Alfred Lerner Hall
2920 Broadway
New York, NY 10027

Call: 212-854-3612

Fax: 212-854-6972

Office Hours
9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.