Enter to Win the Campus Vote Project Video Contest!
Campus Vote Project is challenging students across the country to submit a short video (1-2 minutes) about student voting. The video could be about efforts your campus or student group will be doing to help students get to the polls this year or it could just be a fun video on why it’s important for students to vote this election. Be creative. Be original. Most importantly, have fun! The winning video will receive a $500 grant from Campus Vote Project to help in your campus’s efforts to get students to the polls. The grant will be given to the video that receives the highest number of “Likes” on the Campus Vote Project Facebook page. See contest rules here.
STUDENTS FACE BARRIERS TO GET TO THE POLL
College students face special challenges when attempting to register and vote in their college communities. They lack information about voter registration rules and deadlines, do not have acceptable ID for voter registration or voting purposes, are confused about where to vote, may not have transportation to the polls, and occasionally are confronted by unfriendly or unsympathetic elections officials or poll workers.
HELPING STUDENTS OVERCOME BARRIERS TO THE BALLOT
Students, administrators, and election officials across the country are owrking together to help students vote. Here are some examples. Campus Vote Project has a toolkit to help campuses improve access to the ballot for students. From holding voter registration drives, raising awareness about an upcoming election, integrating voter information on your school's website, or starting a student poll worker program, there are numerous ways to increase student participation in this year's elections.