In the run-up to the 2016 general election, Tufts University launched JumboVote as a multifaceted, university-wide initiative to boost political learning, engagement, and voting in that year’s presidential election—and beyond. Spearheaded by Tisch College with support from the Office of the Provost, there are JumboVote representatives in every Tufts school and major administrative department, as well as among the student body. The initiative worked to facilitate voter registration, tackle barriers for Tufts students to vote in local communities, increase voter education, and support events and programs that foster political engagement.
2018 JumboVote Resources
Access the 2018 JumboVote Resource folder! This folder includes tips on registering to vote or requesting an absentee ballot application online through tufts.turbovote.org . It also includes a spreadsheet of the important deadlines for voting by absentee ballot. If you are looking for the correct legal address for your residence hall, or where you should vote if you live on campus, the folder has that information as well.
2018 Election: Get Involved!
We are committed to not just replicating, but surpassing JumboVote's past successes in 2016, with the goal of reversing historical trends of low student turnout in midterm elections. JumbvoVote will hold a variety of events open to all members of the Tufts community during Orientation Week, host late-night events in the Campus Center, and many activities before and after National Voter Registration Day (September 25th, 2018).
We are recruiting volunteers! JumboVote students help stage voter registration drives in the dining halls and visible areas of campus, organize events related to voter issues, drive students to the polls on election day, and even monitor the polls to protect student voting. Join our quickly growing team of over 20 student leaders! Email the JumboVote coordinator, Peter de Guzman, at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.