KSU students: a guide of where to vote

Brooke Forrest

On Election Day next week, Kent State students who are registered on campus will likely be voting at one of three nearby polling locations: the Student Recreation and Wellness Center, the Kent Christian Life Center and the United Methodist Church in Kent.

Students who are registered off campus may be voting in different locations and should check their polling location through the Portage County Board of Elections, by name or by registered address. Students registered in Portage County who are taking part in early voting or sending in absentee ballots do not need to go to these polling locations, but must vote by Nov. 7 at the Portage County Board of Elections.

Students who are voting on Election Day, and are registered in the dorms, will vote in the following locations.

Note: All information is based off of dorm locations. Always follow the assignments for your polling location from official Board of Election notices. If you live off campus, confirm your polling location with the Portage County Board of Elections.


Kent Christian Life Center

1972 Summit Road

KENT , OH 44240

Dorms: Beall Hall, McDowell Hall, Van Campen Hall

Buses: 20 – Gateway, 54 – Student Center Express, 58 – Stadium/Summit East

Student Recreation and Wellness Center

1550 Ted Boyd Drive

KENT , OH 44242

Dorms: Dunbar Hall, Engleman Hall, Prentice Hall, Verder Hall, Korb Hall, Leebrick Hall, Wright Hall, Allyn Hall, Clark Hall, Fletcher Hall, Manchester Hall, Centennial Court A/B/C/D, Johnson Hall, Lake Hall, Olson Hall, Stopher Hall

Buses: 55 – Allerton and 53 – Reverse Loop

United Methodist Church of Kent

1435 East Main Street

KENT , OH 44240

Dorms: Koonce*, Centennial Court E*/F*

Buses: 53 – Reverse Loop and 58 – Stadium/Summit East

Buses may not stop at actual polling location, but have stops within walking distance.

*These dorms have conflicting polling locations. Polling location is based off of the street address not mailing address, confirm your individual polling location by name if you are unsure.

Early voting for Portage County residents takes place at the Portage Board of Elections, located at 449 South Meridian Street, Ravenna, OH 44266.

Brooke Forrest is the student politics reporter, contact her at [email protected].