Message from Dean Weil on National Voter Registration Day

September 25, 2018

Dear Heller Community, 

Today is National Voter Registration Day, and I invite you all to pause and take a few moments to make sure you’re ready to vote on Tuesday, November 6th, if you are eligible to do so. 

If you’re not sure how to update your voter registration or where to request an absentee ballot, I recommend checking out TurboVote, an excellent tool developed by the nonpartisan, nonprofit organization Democracy Works. 

With a few simple steps, TurboVote can help you:

  • Register to vote

  • Request an absentee ballot if you are living away from your place of voter residence

  • Sign up for election reminders

I know that November seems far away at this point, but trust me: the next few weeks will fly by, and the voter registration deadline in many states is nearly here. 

I challenge all of you to take five minutes today to make sure you’re ready to vote on Election Day. After you’ve done so, please spread the word with friends, family members and neighbors. Voting is a cornerstone of our democracy, and I urge you all to participate. As the namesake of our university, Louis Brandeis, famously said, "The most important political office is that of the private citizen." 


David Weil
Dean and Professor