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Voter Information, General Election 2021

Voter Information, General Election 2021

Oberlin is participating in the Voter Friendly Campus initiative of the Campus Vote Project.  Much of the emphasis of the Voter Friendly Campus was on the 2020 General Election.  Local elections are important also!  This guide will help you find information on the candidates and issues that are on the ballot for the General Election held Nov. 2, 2021.

2021 Candidates and Issues: 

Oberlin Community Candidates Night, recorded Zoom sessionThe session held Sept. 29, 2021 featured candidates for Oberlin City Schools Board of Education and Oberlin City Council. 
The Q&A forum with the School Board candidates was the primary focus of the event, followed by prepared statements from City Council candidates and summaries of the issues.  All City Council candidates will be elected, given that there are just seven candidates for the seven positions on Council.

Where Will You Vote?

By law, college students may choose which address they use for voting, either their permanent home address or their address at school.  This is a personal decision.

  • All of the local candidates & issues in your home state.  Are there critical issues and races that are important to you, and that you want to help decide?  Engaging in local politics is vital to representative democracy.
  • In addition to electing the President, the outcome of the General Election determines which political party will have the majority in both the House of Representatives and the Senate.  Where will your vote count the most, in terms of electing a representative Congress that works together for the public good?  Consider also the power of the President to appoint federal and Supreme Court judges, and the Senate's role in confirming those appointments.
  • Local politics impacts Oberlin College, since the town and college have always been closely interrelated.  As a resident of Oberlin for the better part of a year and future alum of the college, voting in local elections is one way to be involved in community affairs.  It's up to you.


Important Dates

You must register or update your voter registration no later than 30 days prior to an election.

Ohio Deadline:
Oct. 4, 2021 for the

Nov. 2, 2021 General Election

If you register or update your information after the deadline, the change will apply for the next election.