Resources and Policies
Campus Vote Project
Campus Vote Project works with universities, community colleges, faculty, students, and election officials to reduce barriers to student voting.
According to the U.S. Supreme Court, students have the right to register and vote in their college towns if they meet the same requirements as everyone else. Misinformation, such as claims that registering to vote at school may jeopardize eligibility for financial aid or insurance, are sometimes used to discourage students from voting locally.
For any state, you can get convenient voter registration materials, absentee ballot requests, general election information, etc. at the following sites:
- Election Reminders sponsored by rockthevote.com
- Vote 411 sponsored by League of Women Voters
- the Board of Election website for your state
If you have questions about your right to vote, or if you feel you have been treated unfairly when registering or voting:
The Election Protection coalition recruits and trains volunteers to help ensure fair elections in areas with a history of voter suppression. This group has an active group of pollwatchers and attorneys standing ready to help with illegal voter suppression. If you have a voting problem, immediately call the Election Protection Hotline, (866) OUR- VOTE.
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.