GOTV TablingStudent governments have a responsibility to promote civic engagement within the student body. Encouraging students to be involved in our democracy is one of the purest ways to promote civic engagement and strengthen the student voice.

There are a lot of important issues at stake in our society that affect college students, including jobs, the economy, health care, and college affordability. But all too often, decision makers overlook students’ concerns. If students want their voices heard on these issues, they need to turn out at the polls.

The Student Government Resource Center has partnered with the Student PIRGs’ New Voters Project to provide student governments with the training and resources to run effective nonpartisan voter registration and get-out-the-vote drives.

Through our Voter Engagement program, student governments receive support and training to:

  • Build a broad Student Vote coalition of campus organizations;
  • Plan and carry out a huge voter registration drive;
  • Make effective get-out-the-vote reminders leading up to Election Day; and
  • Utilize online voter registration tools.

The New Voters Project is the nation’s largest grassroots nonpartisan youth voter mobilization program. Since 1983, the project has helped to register more than 1.8 million college students to vote and helped those students get to the polls.

Student Vote Toolkit

The Student Vote Toolkit for Student Governments explains the ins and outs of how to run an effective nonpartisan voter registration and get-out-the-vote drive on your campus.