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Local Officials Resource Guide

One of the best ways to stay civically engaged during one's time at Stony Brook is to be familiar with the area local officials so students are able to convey concerns about their community to individuals with the power to create change. This project developed by Marlene Rahman and her team aims to help inform students on who their elected officials are, and how to contact them in order to best convey their concerns about their community.

Local Officials Guide

How to Write Local Officials


International Student Voting 

Voting is an important duty in any country. Therefore, the right to vote overseas is a momentous privilege and should be exercised. Those eligible to participate in voting overseas, known as expatriate voting, are many, but one may face many restrictions in doing so. To facilitate your voter experience, the Center for Civic Justice compiled a list of regulations and restrictions by country and territory. We invite you to partake in your country’s elections and exercise your  right from wherever you are. 

Electoral Information by Country / Territory

Definitions and Values

Voter Checklist

Elections Calendar

External Research

Newsfeed of Global Elections


Voter Information

We provide information needed to successfully and safely engage in all elections while making educated and informed decisions.

Voter Eligibility

Register to Vote / Update Voter Information

Absentee Voting

General Election - November 7, 2023


Our Commitment to Democracy

Our Commitment to Democracy is a comprehensive action plan about efforts throughout the Stony Brook University community to cultivate, develop, and empower our students to make educated and informed decisions in upcoming elections and to successfully cast their ballots. Our action plan is developed by the University's 2020 Presidential Election Planning and Coordination Committee that includes representation from throughout the campus community: students, faculty, staff, senior administrators, community partners, and members of our surrounding communities as necessary and appropriate.

Our Commitment to Democracy - 2020

NSLVE Report - 2014

NSLVE Report - 2016

NSLVE Report - 2018

Voter Engagement Annual Report - 2019-2020