COD Votes

What is COD Votes?

COD Votes is a cross-institutional group of College of DuPage students, staff, faculty, and community members working to increase nonpartisan civic learning and engagement in the democratic process.

This webpage was created by students for students to provide important voting information. It is maintained by the College of DuPage Student Leadership Council.

Interested in joining the effort? Contact us.

2021-2022 Information

Voting Laws: Suppression or Avoiding Fraud?

Constitution Day Virtual Event

Thursday, Sept. 16, Noon to 1:30 p.m.

Join local election experts and civil rights advocates as they discuss recent changes and proposals regarding voting laws across the country. Using historic mandates and current statues, this academic presentation will provide the foundation for you to determine if an activity or proposal is voter suppression or fraud avoidance.


  • Matt Dietrich, Illinois Public Information Officer
  • Ami Gandhi, Senior Counsel for Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights
  • Jean Kaczmarek, DuPage County Clerk
  • Jim Madigan, Retired Deputy Director of Oak Park Library and Past IIT Adjunct Professor
  • Jessica Stachniak, DuPage County Election Division Voter Registration Manager

Listen to My Rights: Music, Social Justice and Voting Rights

Friday, Sept. 17, noon to 1 p.m.

McAninch Arts Center (MAC), Room 140

Presenter: Dr. Julia DiLiberti, Professor of Humanities

This event is free and open to all.

National Voter Registration Day - September 28

National Voter Registration Day is a nonpartisan civic holiday celebrating our democracy. It seeks to create broad awareness of voter registration opportunities to reach tens of thousands of voters who may not register otherwise.

According to U.S. Census data from 2020, as many as 1 in 4 eligible Americans are not registered to vote. Every year, millions of Americans find themselves unable to vote because they miss a registration deadline, don’t update their registration, or aren’t sure how to register. National Voter Registration Day wants to make sure everyone has the opportunity to vote.

COD Votes Virtual Registration Drive

Student Leadership Council Voter Registration Tables

  • Dates TBD

Register to Vote

Make Sure You Are Registered - Check Your Registration

Need to Register or Update Your Registration?

Locate Polling Place

Request an Absentee Ballot

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