Student voters are essential to our democracy. As elected officials increasingly are making decisions on topics like student debt, funding for higher education, and the economy that can have direct effect on student success, they have the power to make a difference. An important way to achieve this is to make their voices heard at the polls on Election Day. The first step is voter registration. The resources below provide information about the many voter registration tools at your disposable to make the voting process as easy and accessible as possible on your campus and to your students. We also would like to introduce a TDC Register to Vote tool powered by Rock the Vote.
TDC Best Practice User Guides for Voter Registration:
- Best Practice Guide for Voter Registration Drives– Hosting voter registration drives on campus.
- Best Practice Guide for Get Out The Vote– Hosting Get-Out-The-Vote events on campus.
www.canivote.org is maintained by the National Association of Secretaries of State, the nation’s oldest, nonpartisan professional association for public officials. It was created to help eligible voters figure out how and where to go vote.
Federal Voting Assistance Program
The Federal Voting Assistance Program provides voting assistance for Service members, their families, and overseas citizens.
Rock The Vote
Rock the Vote is the largest nonprofit and nonpartisan organization in the United States driving the youth vote to the polls.The organization has pioneered ways to make voting easier for young adults by simplifying and demystifying voter registration and elections. It also offers a free online voting registration tool with tracking.
Turbo Vote is a free online voter registration tool that includes alerts for voters. TurboVote keeps track of registration and vote-by-mail rules for all 50 states, so you don’t have to. And we can even mail you paper copies of your completed forms, with stamped, addressed envelopes for their local election officials.
Vote.org is a nonpartisan nonprofit digital voting organization. Vote.org has built and will continue to iterate the digital technology that removes barriers to voting and increases voter turnout. As a free online voter registration tool, it also offers voter registration verification.
Launched by the League of Women Voters Education Fund (LWVEF) in October of 2006, VOTE411.org is a “one-stop-shop” for election related information. It provides nonpartisan information to the public with both general and state-specific information including voter registration verification.
Votolatino’s Voter Pal App
VoterPal by Voto Latino is a simple, easy-to-use app to register yourself and others to vote. Register new voters from a phone or tablet. Innovative scanning technology simplifies the process even more by instantly populating information from any state-issued driver’s license and automatically populating a voter registration form.
Links to Voter Registration Resources:
- National Voter Registration Day: nationalvoterregistrationday.org
- Check if I’m registered: Can I Vote.org
- Deadlines, locations, materials: Campus Vote Project
- Registration assistance (military/overseas voting): Federal Voting Assistance Program
- Registration and reminders: TurboVote
- Register online/absentee: Your Vote Your Voice
- Sample ballots: The League of Women Voters
All resources are public, but attribution is appreciated.
Quick Links to TDC Resources for Member Institutions: