Take Your Civic Engagement to the Next Level

Take Your Civic Engagement to the Next Level

Here’s what you need to know to be heard at the polls.

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If you encounter problems voting, call the Democracy Project (407-691-1250) or contact the National Election Protection Hotline (1-866-OUR-VOTE).

On Campus Events

Politics on the Porch

(Pinehurst Cottage; 2nd Thursday of every month; 12:30 PM-1:30 PM)

This series seeks to inform college students how they can remain engaged in the democratic process outside of voting in national elections. Through these events, the RCDP hopes to spark interest in democratic learning that will serve as the foundation for the rest of its monthly programs.

Voter Registration Drives

(Campus Center; 3rd Thursday of every month; 12 PM-2 PM)

Rollins has an account with TurboVote, allowing students to sign up for election reminders and recieve detailed information about the registration process online. We also partner with third party voter registration orgs such as the League of Women Voters. 

Politics on Tap

(Dave’s Boathouse; last Thursday of every month; 5 PM – 6 PM)

This is an event where students, faculty, and staff come together to discuss politics in an informative and respectful manor. Topics for these events have included: immigration, women in politics, free speech and sports, and big pharma. To diversify our partnerships and engage students outside the social sciences, it is our goal to use Politics on Tap as an opportunity to explore topical interests related to the sciences and other fields with lower voter turnouts at Rollins College.

Election Events

Election Dates for 2018 Primary and General Elections in Orange County, FL

  • Primary Election: August 28, 2018
  • General Election: November 6, 2018

The registration deadlines for 2018 are:

  • Primary Election: July 30, 2018
  • General Election: October 9, 2018

The mandatory early voting periods for 2018 are:

  • Primary Election:  August 18 – August 25, 2018
  • General Election:  October 27 – November 3, 2018

Check with your county Supervisor of Elections website for the additional days of early voting that may be offered in your county.


Rollins Democracy Project

Center for Leadership
& Community Engagement
203 East Lyman Avenue, 1st Floor
T. 407.691.1250

This information is brought to you by the Rollins College Democracy Project, a student-led, nonpartisan initiative to encourage civic engagement.