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Have a Voting Plan? Iona College and Westchester County Explain the Options


WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. – Whether you intend to vote by absentee ballot, early voting or in-person on Election Day, the important thing is to have a voting plan and to stick with it, said Tricia Mulligan, Ph.D., Iona College associate provost and associate professor of Political Science & International Studies.

Delivering a series of video messages in partnership with Westchester County government, Mulligan explained the options available during this historic election year.


“Having a voting plan is to be very conscious and think about how it is that you are going to vote,” Mulligan said. “The beauty of having multiple options is that you get to decide which one you want to choose and how you want to execute it.”

All Westchester County registered voters can vote early in the November 3, 2020, general election beginning on Saturday, October 24 from noon to 5 p.m., at any of 17 designated early voting locations.


Iona College encourages all students to exercise their right to vote. The most important first step is to make sure you are registered. Learn more about voter registration and voting by state, or check your registration status and register to vote with HeadCount, a nonprofit, nonpartisan voter registration partner.

“It’s an opportunity,” Mulligan concluded, “to be much more thoughtful and intentional about how [you] participate and when, and that’s really a wonderful thing.”

Founded in 1940, Iona College is a master's-granting private, Catholic, coeducational institution of learning in the tradition of the Edmund Rice Christian Brothers. Iona's 45-acre campus is just 20 miles north of Midtown Manhattan. With a total enrollment of nearly 4,000 students and an alumni base of over 50,000 around the world, Iona is a diverse community of learners and scholars dedicated to academic excellence and the values of justice, peace and service. Iona is highly accredited, offering undergraduate degrees in liberal arts, science, and business administration, as well as Master of Arts, Master of Science and Master of Business Administration degrees and numerous advanced certificate programs. Iona’s LaPenta School of Business is accredited by AACSB International, a prestigious recognition awarded to just five percent of business schools worldwide. The Princeton Review recognized Iona’s on-campus MBA program as a “Best Business School for 2020.” Iona College also recently launched a new, fully online MBA program for even greater flexibility.