Columbia encourages all students to participate in the electoral process by registering to vote and voting in every election. To expedite this process, voter registration forms for the State of Illinois are available to students in the Office of the Registrar, 600 S. Michigan, Room 611. According to Illinois law, you must register to vote at least 28 days prior to each election to be eligible to vote in that election. You may also access voter registration forms from the Illinois State Board of Elections. The National Mail Voter Registration Form allows you to register to vote from anywhere in the United States. This form is available on the Federal Election Commission website.