Hood Votes

Now more than ever it is extremely important to vote, particularly for our younger, college-aged generation.

In Maryland, early voting is underway until Monday, Nov. 2. Per state law, there are eight days of early voting. You can vote at any early voting center in your county of residence. More information can be found on the State Board of Elections website.

Read over this letter from Governor Hogan encouraging students to vote!

Please review this document about voter suppression and intimidation!

Post Election Resource Guide!

Below is a collection of information and links designed to educate you on how to register and prepare for this upcoming election. Please take some time to read over everything, and don’t forget to register to vote! 

If you have yet to register to vote, please do so as soon as possible. Many deadlines to register are fast approaching, particularly if you would like to participate in absentee or mail-in-voting. Learn how to register in your home state today!

You can also find state-specific voter registration requirements and information for U.S. domestic, military and overseas voters here.

Visit Your Vote, Your Voice 2020 for information on the role of colleges in elections and the latest news on election and voting issues affecting campus communities. Presented by the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities.

Official Maryland sites for government and student voter information.

Student Voters in Maryland: This page has information about voter registration and voting when you are in college.

Maryland Manual On-Line: A Guide to Maryland and Its Government.

Non-partisan voter guides for ballot and candidate information.

Your Voters’ Guide: Find out what’s on your ballot and information on the candidates. Presented by the League of Women Voters.

BallotReady: Every candidate and referendum, explained. Supported by the National Science Foundation, the Knight Foundation, and the University of Chicago’s Institute of Politics.

Voting for Judicial Candidates: A pamphlet educating readers on how to research different judicial candidates on their ballot. 

September 15th at 7:00 PM - Daniel Gillion on The Loud Minority: Why Protests Matter in American Democracy. Click here to view.

September 17th at 2:00 PM - Dr. Judson welcomes anyone interested on Constitution Day to attend her class. Please check your hood college

September 17th at 6:30 PM - Constitution Day: The National Constitution Center will award its 32nd annual Liberty Medal to the Honorable Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, for her efforts to advance liberty and equality for all.

September 22nd from 12:00-5:00 PM - Hood College Voter Registration Drive in Tatem Tent/Zoom. Stop by and learn how to get registered to vote!

September 22nd at 5:00 PM - Historian and Author Johanna Neuman: "And Yet They Persisted: How American Women Won the Right to Vote." For those who missed it, watch Here!

October 7th at 7:00 PM - "Come, all ye women, Come!"  Education discussion on Carrie Williams Clifford, a prominent Black poet, activist, and suffragist. Using Clifford as its central focus, this talk will discuss Black women's political activism at the turn of the century. Please register here. 

October 12th at 5:00 PM - Political Scientist Elizabeth Bennion, Ph.D.: “The Case Against the Electoral College: How the Electoral College Undermines Racial Equality & Democracy” For those who missed it, watch Here!

October 20th at 7:00 PM -  Protest and Politics: Struggles for Liberation in the Midst of a Double Pandemic-- A (Virtual) Conversation between Dr. Melina Abdullah and Dr. Wendy Smooth" For those who missed it, watch Here!.

October 21st at 7:00 PM - Rock the Vote's Empower Bank Party: Join the weekly Wednesday Friend to Friend Outreach party, where they watch an exclusive performance while reaching out to loved ones about voting. RSVP Here

October 22nd at 6:00 PM - Rock the Vote's Empower Training: Join fellow activists as they learn how to mobilize and empower their communities. We'll discuss how you can maximize your impact this year by encouraging people to vote. RSVP Here.

October 23rd at 1:00 PM - Film Club Discussion: Steam just one or all of the freely available movies here, and join the conversation around voter experiences. Check your email for zoom information. 

October 23rd at 5:00 PM - Essay contest submissions due to Bre Harwood at harwood@hood.edu by 5:00 pm on this day. 

November 3rd - Election Day! Starting at 5:00 pm Whitaker will be an election free zone with different self-care activities to get away and process through the events of the day. Certified Counselors will be on call if students would like to process with them. Also starting at 5:00 pm there will be a watch party in Rosenstock Auditorium where students can get together and watch the election unfold while engaging in conversations surrounding it. 

December 2nd at 2:30 PM - The 2020 Election and Its Aftereffects: Results, Reflections, and Reimagining a Path Forward. Register Here

Below are our three winners of the essay writing contest, take a look and read over these amazing essays!

Levi White - First Place winner

Natalie Kolosieke - Second Place winner

Anna Schipske - Third Place winner