Partner and Friends Electoral Engagement Resources
We have compiled a list of Partner and Friends resources vetted by TDC which offering valuable national connections with national organizations with the goal of preparing future Americans to be informed, active, and mobilized citizens in their communities, states, and the nation.
Campus Election Engagement Project
Campus Election Engagement Project (CEEP) is a national non-partisan project that helps America’s colleges and universities get as many of their 20 million students as possible to register, volunteer in campaigns, educate themselves, and turn out at the polls. Focusing on ways administrators, faculty, staff, and student leaders can help engage their students, we worked directly with 200 schools in 2008 (and reached 300 more through partner organizations, and 250 in 2012 and 500 through partner organizations. In 2014, our first year working in a midterm election, our outreach spanned the nation and engaged 280 schools directly and another 680 through partner organizations, for a total combined enrollment of nearly 8 million students.
- Election Engagement Resources: http://www.campuselect.org/engagement-resources.html
Fair Elections Legal Network
The Fair Elections Legal Network (FELN) is a national, nonpartisan voting rights, legal support and election reform organization whose mission is to remove barriers to registration and voting for traditionally underrepresented constituencies. FELN works to improve overall election administration through administrative, legal, and legislative reform as well as provide legal and technical assistance to voter mobilization organizations.
- State Specific Guides- http://fairelectionsnetwork.com/state-guides/
- Election Reform Resources- http://fairelectionsnetwork.com/resources/
- FELN News Center- http://fairelectionsnetwork.com/news-3/
Campus Vote Project
A Project of the Fair Elections Legal Network
Campus Vote Project helps colleges and universities institutionalize reforms that empower students with the information they need to register and vote. We provide resources and information administrators and students can use to work together to overcome challenges student often face when voting. College students are a diverse and important sector of the electorate, but a large numbers of students do not vote (particularly in mid-term, state and local elections). By empowering them with information, is critical to getting students to be engaged and participate in the process. Data shows that, when armed with the relevant information, students will vote. Contact for help developing a school-sponsored student voting information website, registering students at freshman orientation, informing them of early voting options, or getting a polling place on campus eliminate some of the barriers that keep students from the polls.
- Why Student Voters Matter- http://campusvoteproject.org/why-student-voters-matter/
- Resources- http://campusvoteproject.org/resources/
- State Student Guides- http://campusvoteproject.org/studentguides/
- Myths- http://campusvoteproject.org/myths/
- Blog- http://campusvoteproject.org/blog/
Rock the Vote
Since 1990, Rock the Vote has been registering and turning out millions of new voters. Rock the Vote is the largest nonprofit and nonpartisan organization in the United States driving the youth vote to the polls. For more than 25 years, Rock the Vote has revolutionized the way we use pop culture, music, art and technology to inspire political activity. The organization has pioneered ways to make voting easier for young adults by simplifying and demystifying voter registration and elections.
Election Center and Resources: https://www.rockthevote.com/get-informed/elections/
Voter Information Project
The Voting Information Project (VIP) works with states to provide official information to voters about where to vote and what’s on their ballots. VIP is a partnership between The Pew Charitable Trusts, Google, and the states to ensure that voters have the official information they need to answer basic questions like “Where is my polling place?” What’s on my ballot?” and “How do I navigate the voting process?” VIP uses an open format to make election data available and accessible, bringing cutting edge technology to ensure that all eligible Americans have the information they need to cast a ballot.
Apps and Tools: https://www.votinginfoproject.org/projects/
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