Below are resources for college administrators seeking to create more voter friendly campuses.
The National Study of Learning, Voting, and Engagement.
The National Study of Learning, Voting, and Engagement (NSLVE) offers colleges and universities an opportunity to learn their student registration and voting rates and, for interested campuses, a closer examination of their campus climate for political learning and engagement and correlations between specific student learning experiences and voting. Click on the report here to see a sample report, or visit the following website for more information: http://activecitizen.tufts.edu/research/nslve/.
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CIRCLE, the Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning & Engagement, focuses on young people in the United States, especially those who are marginalized or disadvantaged in political life. CIRCLE’s scholarly research informs policy and practice for healthier youth development and a better democracy.
Campus Vote Project
One of the biggest barriers for students to register and vote is the lack understanding of registration deadlines, where to register (their home or school address), ID requirements, and other information on voting. CVP has developed state-specific guides to help students understand their rights and how to register and cast a ballot in their school or home community. Find the guide for your state and additional information at the links below.
ADP/TDC Engage the Election
Click below for a collection of information, events, materials, and toolkits intended to help college and university campuses involve students in local, state, and national elections.
This toolkit will help you build voter engagement programming on campus or - if you already have such programming - is a tool to help bolster your programming.
The toolkit is broken up into sections for ease of use and each section can be read as a stand alone piece.
VoteRiders Voter ID Info Cards
Download and print the convenient wallet-sized voter ID information card for your state. There are 32 states that currently request some sort of identification at the polls. The other 18 states plus DC follow federal guidelines in requiring ID only for first-time voters who did not provide ID when registering to vote.