Voting Resources

How to Vote in Each State

With many students living in other states than where their universities are located, the job of getting the student vote out is even more complicated. This resource from the U.S. Election Assistance Commission might be helpful for communicating with students about how to vote. It provides information on vote by mail rules for each state including the deadline and where to request absentee ballots, the last day for in-person early voting, and the deadline for posting mail-in ballots.

Ideas for Increasing Student Voting

Institute for Democracy and Higher Education at Tufts University’s publication provides recommendations to increase college student voting and improve political learning and engagement in democracy.

Civic Influencers’ seven key ways to engage the nation’s 20 million students in elections.

New Voters Project , Campus Vote Project, and Rock the Vote are aimed at youth voter mobilization and youth political power.

ALL-IN Campus Democracy Challenge supports campuses in institutionalizing nonpartisan democratic engagement at their institutions.

Voting Resources

National Voter Education Week is October 3-7, 2022

National Voter Education Week (NVEW) will help voters bridge the gap between registering to vote and actually casting a ballot. During this week of interactive education, voters will learn to find their polling location, understand their ballot, make a plan to vote in person or remotely, and more. NVEW will help voters overcome common barriers to become a confident voter and ambassadors of voting in their own communities this November and beyond.

Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement Assessment and Resources

Ask Every Student’s toolkit has resources designed to support campus leaders in implementing full student voter registration programs on their campuses. 

National Study of Learning, Voting, and Engagement (NSLVE) offers colleges and universities an opportunity to learn their student registration and voting rates and more.

Public Purpose Institute includes initiatives that focus on exploring the public purposes of higher education such as the Carnegie Foundation Elective Classification in Community Engagement.