The voter registration requirement was included in the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 (also known as the “NVRA” or “motor voter law”). In essence, if a participating school is located in a state that requires voter registration prior to Election Day and/or does not allow the ability to register at the time of voting, then the school must make a good faith effort to distribute voter registration information/registration forms to its students.
The Department of Justice has identified that Nebraska residents meet this criterion and are required to register to vote for all state and national elections.
Nebraska residents are able to register to vote in Nebraska via an online registration process. The URL for Nebraska voter registration will be sent to all currently enrolled students 60 days before the deadline to register in years when there are elections for federal office or for Nebraska’s Governor. Students who are not Nebraska residents will be sent the URL for the National Voter Registration site.
UNMC Office of Financial Aid staff will be responsible for sending voter registration information as described above.
Policy Process Applied: Interim
Responsible Officers: UNMC Director of Financial Aid
Date Approved by Responsible Officer: 10/15/2021
Date Approved by Education Council Policy Committee: 11/18/2021
Date Approved by Education Council: 12/16/2021
Date Approved by Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs: 2/24/2022
Policy Expiration Date: 2/24/2023
Review Cycle: One-Year Interim