Vote 2020!

Posted on October 26th, 2020 by

Red CheckmarkExercise your right to vote in the November 3 election! Voting is a hard-won right that needs to be protected and is too often taken for granted. It’s our right and our responsibility!

Did you know? The 26th Amendment lowered the voting age from 21 to 18 in 1971. Learn more from the National Museum of American History.

Did you know? The year 2020 is the 55th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. It outlawed discriminatory voting practices aimed at denying African Americans from exercising the right to vote. View this pictorial overview for a brief history of the Voting Rights Act up to the present day.

Did you know? The year 2020 is the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, which extended the right to vote to women. Visit the Library to view Rightfully Hers, a pop-up exhibit from the National Archives that commemorates this anniversary. Also check out our Women’s Suffrage book display at the Reference Desk.

Wondering how to register? Wondering how and where to vote? Wondering who’s on your ballot? Check out the Gustavus Voter Engagement Guide!

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