Civic engagement is a part of being a DU. The Fraternity encourages you to vote and take an active role in your community.
DU Votes is a Fraternity initiative designed to encourage civic engagement among members. Regardless of political affiliation, DU encourages brothers to take an active role in their communities, and one of the easiest ways to do this is to vote.
Looking to the U.S. elections on Nov. 3, 2020, DU is encouraging each of our U.S. members to make a plan to vote. And while it might not be a major election year in Canada, our Canadian brothers are encouraged to find other ways to be civically engaged this year.
DU will continue to use this page to compile resources around voting and civic engagement. Stay tuned!
* Please note that Delta Upsilon does not endorse a political party or specific candidates.
Sept. 22 is National Voter Registration Day
On Sept. 22, DU encourages our chapters to take part in National Voter Registration Day. Visit NationalVoterRegistrationDay.com/events to find events happening in your community. This is also a great day to encourage your brothers to make sure they are registered! Use #NationalVoterRegistrationDay and #VoteReady to take part in conversations on social media.
Create Your Voting Plan
Before you vote, it's important to have a voting plan, especially if you are a student who will be away from home on election day.
DU recommends sites like TurboVote to help you create your plan. TurboVote is a free online service designed to help students vote in every election—local, state, and national—and is developed by Democracy Works, a nonpartisan, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that works to simplify the voting process.
TurboVote will help you:
- Understand where to vote
- Decide if you will mail in, drop off or vote in person
- Find out your polling/voting or drop off location
- Confirm correct address to mail in