University Park

Reminder: Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 4

University Park, Pa. — Students and other members of the Penn State community are reminded that Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 4. Polls are open from 7 a.m.-8 p.m. All eligible student voters are encouraged to take part in the democratic process by exercising their right as United States citizens to vote. provides comprehensive information on the upcoming election, including links to numerous useful sites for non-partisan information on candidates. The site also offers a detailed map of polling locations and frequently asked questions about what kind of identification is needed, what can be expected at the polls and what to do if you have a problem voting.

Most students residing on the University Park campus will have an easy time finding their polling place to cast their ballots because it's on campus at the HUB-Robeson Center.

Joyce McKinley, Centre County Office of Elections and Voter Registration director, said there will be 46 voting machines at the HUB-Robeson Center and that all students who are registered to vote and who reside in University residence halls -- except for North Halls residents -- should vote at the HUB. The number of registered voters in Centre County is more than 104,000 McKinley said, up about 14,000 from the primary election in April.

Based on voting precinct boundaries, residents of North Halls should vote at St. Paul's Methodist Church, 109 McAllister St. in downtown State College.

Students not living on campus will go to different polling places to vote, depending on which voting precinct is assigned to their mailing address. Newly registered voters should have received a voter ID card with their designated precinct on it. (However, it is possible that some voter ID cards were not delivered. Some cards are considered undeliverable by the U.S. Postal Service based on mailing address errors. Other cards may have been delivered to a student's permanent home address if that was what the student listed as the mailing address on the voter registration form.)

Those who are unsure of their precinct also can go to to locate their polling place -- click on "Polling Places" then "Locator." Students just type in their name and date of birth and it will tell them their precinct. In addition to the locator, the site also has a sample ballot for every precinct in the county.

Last Updated March 19, 2009