ADP Partners with Fair Elections Legal Network’s new Campus Vote Project
The American Democracy Project and our Political Engagement Project are proud to partner with the Fair Election Legal Network’s new Campus Vote Project.
The new Campus Vote Project is a non-partisan campaign to help college students work with administrators and local election officials to make the process of voting easier and overcome barriers students often face to voting that students often mention such as residency laws, registration deadlines, and strict voter ID requirements.
I hope you’ll consider connecting your campus with the Campus Vote Project!
– Jen Domagal-Goldman, National Manager, American Democracy Project
To learn more, go here.
Download the free Campus Vote Project Toolkit here.
Guest blog post by Dan Vicuna, CVP Coordinator
Concerned about youth being underrepresented in the upcoming election? Our colleagues over at Fair Elections Legal Network launched Campus Vote Project (CVP) to provide college students and administrators with the tools and support to institutionalize best practices on campuses in order to provide voter information, increase student participation in elections and overcome barriers to the ballot often faced by students.
Students face unique obstacles to voting including not knowing voter registration rules and deadlines; not having acceptable ID for voter registration or voting purposes; confusion about where to vote; a lack of transportation to the polls; and occasionally, being confronted by unfriendly or unsympathetic election officials or poll workers. And it’s getting worse with the introduction of new voter suppression laws across the country that shorten early voting periods, require a voter ID that many students lack, and place onerous restrictions on groups holding registration drives.
Campus Vote Project addresses these barriers and will work with students and college administrators to overcome them on college campuses.