Friday, August 01, 2014

Resources

Campus Vote Initiative Links

Compiled by Campus Compact as part of the iVote initiative

Voter Registration

Declare Yourself -
Declare Yourself is a national nonpartisan, nonprofit campaign to energize and empower a new movement of young voters to participate in the 2008 presidential election.

The Federal Election Commission -
The Federal Election Commission website provides voter registration forms, information on registration requirements, and other information on campaigns and elections. See also the FEC’s Quick Answers, and National Mail Voter Registration Form.

Mobilizing America’s Youth (MAY) -
Mobilizing America’s Youth (MAY) is an all-partisan network dedicated to educating, empowering, and energizing young people to increase our civic engagement and political participation.

Overseas Vote Foundation -
information for overseas voters. How to register, how to request an absentee ballot, and how to contact your home state for more voting information.

ServiceVote -
ServiceVote has collected many resources on popular social networking sites and offers a blog, news feeds, and more.

Tufts Votes is an entirely student-run organization at Tufts, founded to help students become civically engaged through the process of voting. See their Registration Deadlines and Primary Dates

Vote 411 – Launched by the League of Women Voters Education Fund (LWVEF), it provides nonpartisan information to the public with both general and state-specific information.

Long Distance Voter is a comprehensive online resource for registering to vote and voting by mail (via absentee ballot). Voter guides include forms, deadlines, instructions, and a breakdown of relevant laws.

New Voters Project — The nonpartisan Student PIRGs’ New Voters Project is working on 150 campuses in 25 states to register and turnout students to the polls. The New Voters Project is the country’s oldest and largest youth voter mobilization program.

Voter Education/Issues

The Voter’s Survival Kit helps get you past the spin with key facts, differing points of view, and some potential tradeoffs – because every plan has both pros and cons

VoteGopher is your one-stop, non-partisan election resource, created by young voters to focus on the issues.

Other Links

FairVote acts to transform our elections to achieve universal access to participation, a full spectrum of meaningful ballot choices and majority rule with fair representation for all. As a catalyst for change, we build support for innovative strategies to win a constitutionally protected right to vote, universal voter registration, a national popular vote for president, instant runoff voting and proportional representation.

League of Women Voters Voting Tool is a national, one-stop-shop election website, created by the League of Women Voters. It has all of the rules and deadlines about the election process for every state, it has an online registration feature, and it has an online polling place locator feature.

A group called YourRevolution.org has developed a tool to integrate with Facebook and allow people to register directly for Washington and Arizona, which allow online registration, download filled-out forms for all the rest of the states, and most important, allows people to email their friendship networks to get people registered.

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