Campus Vote Project Blog

The CVP Blog keeps you up-to-date on the latest election-related information and provides insight on how to best engage with students, campus administrators and election officials.

Get Ready for the Midterms

Fall is around the corner and so are the 2018 midterm elections! Here are five ways you can make sure you’re ready come November. Register to Vote Whether you just moved and are updating your registration or are getting registered to vote for the first time, now’s the perfect time to get registered! Even if you move across the street, updating your registration is a requirement. You can learn about registering and voting in your state by visiting state student guides here: http://campusvoteproject.org/studentguides/. Celebrate National Voter Registration Day Find an event near you or sign up to be a partner and host your own event here: http://bit.ly/NatlVRDay. National Voter Registration Day takes place the fourth Tuesday of September every year and is a celebration of registering to vote. This year, it takes place on September 25. Learn about Your Ballot Sign up with BallotReady to be notified when they have nonpartisan information about everything on your ballot this fall. You’ll be able to find information about local, state, and national candidates as well as referendums. Sign up here: www.ballotready.org. Save this Hotline in Your Phone Save the Election Protection hotline (866-OUR-VOTE) in your phone in case you have questions leading up to and on Election Day. There are three other language access hotlines that may be helpful to you and your community Share Information with Friends Campus Vote Project works to make sure we keep up-to-date election information on our website and social media. Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter or on Instagram, and encourage three friends to make sure you’re all receive vital election information. Want to...

Now Hiring: North Carolina “Party at the Polls” Coordinator

Campus Vote Project – North Carolina “Party at the Polls” Coordinator Campus Vote Project (CVP) was launched in 2012 by the Fair Elections Center to expand our work on student voting issues.  We work with universities, community colleges, faculty, students, and election officials to reduce barriers to student voting. CVP helps campuses institutionalize reforms that empower students with the information they need to register and vote. Position Description Campus Vote Project seeks a “Party at the Polls” Coordinator for North Carolina.  The coordinator is a key member of our team. They are charged with managing and strengthening existing relationships with campus administration and faculty leadership and establishing new, lasting relationships with campuses to carry out our goals (stated below).  They will also take the lead on planning 18 election parties on campuses across the state during early voting and on Election Day. Goals of the Program: Engage campuses at an institutional level to drive nonpartisan civic engagement programs in 2018 that promote voter turnout and reach across the campus community. Ensure campus administrators, faculty, and student leadership are provided with accurate nonpartisan information and conduct programs on-campus across voter registration, education, and turnout to begin institutionalizing and cultivating a long-term culture of democratic engagement on the campuses. Progress CVP’s efforts with campus partners and plan at least 18 parties to increase voter turnout across campuses in North Carolina as part of #VoteTogether. Coordinate with a number of CVP’s coalition partners also conducting nonpartisan civic engagement programs on campuses.  The “Party at the Polls” lead will continue to engage with these partners and make CVP materials and resources available to help...

CVP is hiring a Pennsylvania Coordinator

Description Campus Vote Project (CVP) was launched in 2012 by the Fair Elections Center to expand our work on student voting issues. We work with universities, community colleges, faculty, students, and election officials to reduce barriers to student voting. CVP helps campuses institutionalize reforms that empower students with the information they need to register and vote. Position Description Campus Vote Project seeks a State Coordinator for Pennsylvania. The State Coordinator is a key member of our team. They are charged with managing and strengthening existing relationships with campus administration and faculty leadership and establishing new, lasting relationships with campuses to carry out our goals (stated below). They also supervise “Democracy Fellows”, student positions committed to carrying out democratic engagement programs on their campuses. Democracy Fellows coordinate with administration and faculty, helping organize student voter registration, voter education, and voter turnout activities. Goals of the Program: Engage campuses at an institutional level to help create nonpartisan civic engagement programs in 2018 that promote voter registration, voter education, voter turnout, and foster student leadership across the entire campus community. Provide campus administrators, faculty, and student leadership with accurate nonpartisan information on the voting process and elections through trainings, materials, and one-on-one support. Ensure campus administrators, faculty, and student leadership conduct comprehensive voter engagement programs and begin institutionalizing and cultivating a long-term culture of democratic engagement on their campuses. Implement CVP’s program with approximately 12 campus partners and 20 Democracy Fellows across Pennsylvania. Coordinate with CVP’s coalition partners also conducting nonpartisan civic engagement programs on campuses. Engage with coalition partners, make CVP materials and resources available to partners, and foster greater administrator/institutional-level engagement of...

What is CVP listening to?

It’s finally summer, and you know what that means? It means more outdoor time, long hikes (watch out for ticks), laying at the beach, enjoying the AC indoors, and the perfect time to catch up on what’s happening with democracy in our country. To help you out, we compiled some podcasts focused on voting rights, civil rights, student activism, gerrymandering, and other issues around voting. Enjoy the summer and stay engaged! An interview with John Lewis, On Being with Krista Tippet Commonly known for his slogan of “good trouble,” Representative John Lewis was a student activist for the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) and president of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) until he lost his re-election to Stokely Carmichael (Kwame Ture). In this interview, Rep. Lewis is interviewed on his faith and its relationship to the role he played in the Civil Rights movement. He talks about the studying and practice he and his fellow students undertook for his student activism, with the overarching theme of love and peaceful nonviolence. Quote from the Podcast: “I would say it to the young people and others sometime, ‘Don’t get in a hurry. Our struggle is not a struggle that lasts for one day, one week, one month, or one year, or one lifetime. It is an ongoing struggle.’” Voting Rights in the Courts, Constitution Daily Constitution Daily is a nonpartisan group designated by Congress to disseminate information about the Constitution. In this episode, they feature two experts from both the Heritage Foundation and Brennan Center for Justice on recent voter-related issues. They discussed various court rulings such as Shelby County...