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The Rice Vote Coalition

The goal of the Rice Vote Coalition is to encourage voter registration and turnout among Rice students and employees. This page provides voters and potential voters with information on registering to vote, voting, election candidates and election issues. If you would like to be a part of the coalition send an e-mail to vote@rice.edu.  


Register to Vote

Click here to register online to vote in the state of Texas. Completed forms must be printed, signed and mailed.

You can also pick up your registration card at these location:
  • All college coordinator offices
  • Student Center Information Desk
  • Fondren Library
  • Rice Welcome Center (Lovett Hall, door B)

You may register to vote if:
  • Are at least 17 years and 10 months of age. (To vote, you must be 18 years of age.)
  • A U.S. citizen
  • Have not been declared mentally incapacitated without the right to vote by a final court judgment
  • Are not a convicted felon (or have satisfied the court's requirements after a felony conviction or received a pardon).


On-campus registration

If you are an undergraduate student, you can vote on campus by using your on-campus address on your registration. Rice has its own polling location in the Rice Student Center.

Register to vote in your home city or state:

For more information on voting registration in all 50 states visit canivote.org.

Harris County Voting Information

Important Voting Dates for the Nov. 8, 2016, General Election


Last Day to Register to Vote      Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016
Early Voting         Monday, Oct. 24–Friday, Nov. 4, 2016
Last Day to Apply for Ballot by Mail           
(Received, not Postmarked)
Friday, Oct. 28, 2016
Election Day      Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016 

    Rice University's Election Precinct

    Houston City Council  – District C
    Harris County Election – Precinct 361
    Texas State House of Representatives – District 134
    Texas State Senate – District 13
    United States Congress – District 7


    Information on Candidates and Election Issues


    Official Student Political Organizations at Rice


    For information on elections for student-held, on-campus elected offices, please contact the Rice Student Association, Graduate Student Association, or the appropriate residential college.

    Poll workers needed.

    Rice students are needed to run the university's on-campus voting precinct.  Training is required, and poll workers receive pay.  To be eligible for appointment as a poll worker or election clerk, a person must be a U.S citizen and a qualified Harris County voter, and available on election day between the hours of 6 a.m. and 8 p.m..  If you are interested, please contact the Rice Vote Coalition at vote@rice.edu

    Brought to you by the RICE VOTE COALITION.