Voter and Election Resources
College students may register to vote in their college communities in Connecticut or in their home communities, but cannot register in both places.
- Connecticut’s Online Voter Registration through the office of the CT Secretary of State
- Apply for an Absentee Ballot
- Absentee Ballot Eligibility Information
The National Conference of State Legislatures has detailed information on each state’s polices about online registration, absentee and early voting, voter ID, same-day registration, and more.
Campus Election Engagement Project (CEEP) —- This website is a central hub for students to access resources related to campus election engagement. Below are the key resources from CEEP.
- Campus-Community Voter Engagement Toolkit–A nonpartisan registration and get-out-the-vote guide.
- Academic Credit for Election Engagement Interns–JMU Model–An example from James Madison University.
- Engaging Your Campus in Elections: Seven Key Ways to Act–Ways to build a team, register students to vote, educate students on issues and candidates, help students volunteer for campaigns, increase visibility, get out the vote, and measure impact.
- Non-Partisan Candidate Guide for 2016 U.S. Presidential Election
- The Supreme Court and the Election: A Nonpartisan Guide
“My Vote Doesn’t Matter: Helping Students Surmount Political Cynicism” from CEEP founder Paul Loeb, Alexander Astin, and Parker J. Palmer, updated from a 2012 article in Inside Higher Ed that outlines why every vote matters.
“Graduating Students into Voters: A Behavioral Science Approach” from ideas42, a global non-profit, to learn evidence-based solutions college leaders can use to improve the effectiveness of their registration and turnout effort.
“Tried and True: Campus Voter Registration Strategies,” by Harvard University’s Institute of Politics, to learn how to more effectively register students on your campus.
“The 2016 Millennial Impact Report” by ACHIEVE, a full service Research and Marketing Agency for Causes, to learn about voting, participation, and new trends related to millennial engagement.
Bring it to the Table is a documentary, webisode series, online platform, and community engagement campaign aimed at bridging political divides and breaking down partisanship. CTCC hosted a free webinar on August 23, that offered additional information and a chance to gather feedback.
Clashes Over Citzenship: Webinar Series on Promoting Listening, Learning, and Engagement free webinar by the Association of American Colleges & Universities (AAC&U) is a three part series planned October 13, 27, and November 3, 2016.
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.
Check out these websites for helpful tips and great ideas to engage students.
- Election Protection
- Rock the Vote
- Student PIRGs
- Campus Vote Project
- Fair Elections Legal Network