Skip to Main Content
Ask A Librarian HoursLibrary CatalogArticle Databases RESEARCH SERVICESHELPINFORMATION FOR...

Voting and Elections, 2022: Home

An overview of 2022 voting and registration procedures, contains information specific to Marshall Students and West Virginia residents.

Introduction and Overview

Sign vote hereOn this guide, you’ll find relevant resources regarding voting. We provide information on how to register to vote, for example, as well as voter ID, casting an absentee ballot, and the different types of elections. Additional topics include where to find your polling place and overviews of major U.S. political party platforms. We hope you find these resources useful, and please remember to VOTE!





Image credit: Lorie Shaull from St Paul, United States, CC BY-SA 2.0 <>, via Wikimedia Commons



Major U.S. Political Parties: Basic Information

Republican logoFounded in 1854, the Republican party has a long and storied history. Go to the RNC's website to learn more. 

Logo, Democratic partyEqually storied (and a bit older), The Democratic Party has been around since 1828. Go to for additional information.

Green Party logoAccording to John Rensenbrink, interest in founding a specific Green Party first coalesced in 1984, but the party was not officially begun (in the United States) until the mid-1990s. Read additional information on the Green Party's official website

Logo, Libertarian PartyFounded in Colorado Springs in 1971, the Libertarian party is centered around strong opposition to "any government interference in your personal, family, or business decisions." Read more at The Libertarian Party's homepage


Profile Photo
Margaret Sullivan
Drinko 336