• Resources

    Below are resources for college administrators seeking to create more voter friendly campuses. 

    ideas 42 Research

    Check out the recent ideas42 publication, Graduating Students into Voters. It discuses eight psychological barriers faced by student voters and nine actionable design principles college leaders can use to overcome them.

    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/. 

    A Crucible Moment: College Learning & Democracy's Future

    "Civic learning needs to be an integral component of every level of education, from grade school through graduate school, across all fields of study.”

  • Additional Resources

    Visit some of our partners' websites for additional resources.

    CIRCLE

    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.

    http://civicyouth.org/

    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.

     

    State Student Guides

    Additional info for administrators

    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.

     

    http://www.aascu.org/programs/ADP/resources/voting/

    TurboVote Toolkit

    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.

     

    http://www.turbovote.tools/

    Campus Election Engagement Project

    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.

     

    Voter ID Info Cards