IU School of Medicine encourages students to vote on issues that will directly and indirectly affect the future of healthcare. Educating the next generation of doctors rests not only in the ability to manage patients, but also in the capacity for students to recognize the importance of health issues, public policy and advocacy on a macroscopic level.
Students are encouraged to exercise their right to vote for the upcoming election on November 6. Avoid long voting day lines and inconvenient times by taking advantage of absentee voting or early voting opportunities (search for early voting opportunities in your county or city).
Request Time Away to Vote
- Phase 1 students who wish to vote in person on Election Day need to arrange a two-hour time away request with their course site leader. Students will also need to submit a Time Away Request form by October 22 with the phrase “National Election Voting Day” in the Reason for Absence section.
- Phase 2 students will need to work with their clinical preceptors to request time off by October 6. Additionally, students will also need to submit a Time Away Request form by October 6 with the phrase “National Election Voting Day” in the Reason for Absence section.