Fall 2020 Voter Registration Drives

Voter Information and Events at Fondren Library

Are you registered to vote at your current address?

The TX registration deadline is October 5, 2020. Rice volunteers will be outside Fondren, academic quad side, to register you to vote or answer questions.

  • If you would like to register in Harris County (Houston), be sure to have your Texas Drivers License number, Texas Identification number, OR the last four digits of your social security number ready to fill out your application.
  • These are physically distanced events with a limit of four people (including volunteers) at the event tables. In general, volunteers will follow Rice University and National Voter Registration Day guidelines for fall 2020 in-person events.

Last week before the deadline

  • Sep 28, 2-4 pm
  • Sep 29, 1-4 pm
  • Sep 30, 1-4 pm
  • Oct 1, 1-4 pm
  • Oct 2, 10 am-4 pm
  • Oct 5, 1-4 pm

Are you a Harris County certified VDVR (Volunteer Deputy Voter Registrar) (must be current Rice faculty/staff/student with active Rice ID) interested in volunteering?:
VDVR volunteer signupEmail Fondren VDVRs | Fondren Voting Event Guide - volunteers, please read the guide before arrival

Past Events

National Voter Registration Day

Voter registration drive flyer, Sep 21-22, 10 am-6 pm

  • Sep 21, 10 am-6 pm
  • Sep 22 rescheduled due to TD Beta

Facebook event | VDVR volunteer signup

Location

  • Inside Fondren Library, first floor (due to TS Beta)

Celebrating U.S. Constitution Day

Get Registered to Vote!
Voter Registration Table
Time: September 17, 2-4pm
Location: Outside of Fondren Library entrance doors, the quad side
Harris County certified voter registrars will be available to assist you. Free Harris County mail-in forms will be available too. Grab and go. No postage is needed. First come, first serve.
Organized by Kelley Center for Government Information, Data, and Geospatial Services
Contact: Anna Xiong, axiong@rice.edu
Full Event Program 

Can't make it?

TurboVote gets you ready to vote wherever you are.

TurboVote is an online voter platform that helps you start the voter registration process, request a ballot by mail, and sign up for email and text reminders for upcoming election deadlines, all in less than five minutes.
Through a partnership with the Rice University Center for Civic Leadership, the Rice community can opt to receive voter registration forms and ballot request applications through TurboVote in pre-paid, pre-addressed envelopes. Sign up today!

Voting Information

Campus Events

Getting registered to vote is just one of many steps to being an engaged and informed citizen. Here are a few campus events to learn more about participating in our democracy, voting rights, and the history of voter suppression in the United States. Almost all of them are held online this semester.

Exhibits

These campus exhibits are a great way to creatively engage with the ideas of democracy, the Constitution, and voting rights in the United States.  

  • Constitutional Voting Rights | Fondren Library | Kelley Center (Location: Basement, Fondren Library)

Exhibit A: U.S. Constitution Amendments on Voting Rights
Exhibit B: How Does a Bill Become a Law
Visit the exhibits and see if you can figure out how the amendments affect your ethnic a groups voting rights. Learn how the Voting Rights Act 1965, a landmark piece of federal legislation in the United States that prohibits radical discrimination in voting was signed into law.