Students! Be advocates for democracy.
The Student Engagement Handbook provides a tested format for you to work with peers, administrators, and community members to engage fellow students. In the 2014 midterms, only 19.9% of 18-29-year-olds turned out to vote, the lowest turnout out in 40 years. We believe we can change this by making the most fundamental tools of campus organizing free and available to all students across the country.
Save paper. Download and print the individual sections of the Student Engagement Handbook here:
- Barriers to Student Registration and Voting
- Getting Started: Making Your Campus Voter Friendly
- Meeting with College Administrators
- Meeting with Local Elections Officials
- Strategies to Raise Awareness of Upcoming Elections
- Registering Students to Vote
- Voter Education Campaigns
- Help Students Make a Voting Plan
- For Student Organizers: Road to Election Day Timeline
- Sustaining Your Student Engagement Efforts
Student Voter Guides
Students have the option and right to vote in either their school community or their home community. Because students are likely first-time or new voters and may be voting in a different community or state than their home, it is important to look up how to vote and register in your particular state. Each state has different rules regarding registering to vote and opportunities to cast a ballot.