Election Engagement

Campus election engagement resources:

Campus Election Engagement Project (CEEP)
This website is a central hub for many resources related to campus election engagement. Some key resources from CEEP:

National Study of Learning, Voting, and Engagement (NSLVE)
NSLVE offers colleges and universities an opportunity to learn their student registration and voting rates and, for interested campuses, a closer examination of their campus climate for political learning and engagement. This site also offers the NSLVE Campus Report Discussion Guide.

Resources for Students–Campus Vote Project
This site offers state-by-state information on voting at school vs. home address, registration deadlines, ID requirements, polling locations, and more.

ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge
Now a partner of Campus Compact and led by Civic Nation, this non-partisan initiative recognizes campuses for increasing student participation in voting and improving overall levels of democratic and civic engagement.

VOTE411: Massachusetts Voting Guide
This site offers a wealth of accurate information about voting laws and other practical election data that will be useful as a go-to source for election questions.

41 Things You Can Still Do to Engage Students in the Election
Examples of creative ideas implemented successfully by campuses around the country.

Check out the additional websites below for more great ideas as you get your campus energized for the next election.

Voter registration information:

  • College students may register to vote in their college communities in Massachusetts or in their home communities, but cannot register in both places.
  • Check out the League of Women Voters website to help college students decide where they might prefer to register.

Absentee ballot information:

  • Find a Massachusetts absentee ballot application form here
  • The deadline for applying for an absentee ballot is 12:00pm on the day before an election
  • Absentee ballots are generally available three weeks before an election
  • For other states’ absentee ballot forms, visit this Absentee Ballot website

Additional resources:

Congress.org: A nonpartisan website with issue-based information to guide civic advocacy and engagement.

Project Vote Smart: A nonpartisan, nonprofit research center that offers information on issues and candidates.

Contact your representative: http://www.house.gov/

Contact your senator: http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm