The No. 1 Reason Students Don't Vote is that no one ever asks you or tells you where to vote.
Top 3 Things to Know About How to Vote on Your Campus
- Make a plan. Schedule it including travel to and from the polling place. Don't know where your polling place is? Click here.
- Know Your Rights. If you are 18 years old, you have the right to vote either at home or on campus -- wherever you are registered. If anyone tells you that you can't, they are wrong. Call this number: 866-OUR-VOTE. If your address is challenged, your college will be able to issue you verification of attendance and residence. Stand up for yourself and make sure no one wrongly turns you away!
- Bring Your Friends. Invite everyone you know. Put it out on Facebook. Make it a fun experience. You don't have to do it alone. And it doesn't have to be boring.
Top 6 Last Minute Strategies to Get Out The Vote on Your Campus
- Make one of these VOTE SANITY images your Facebook profile pic, and get your friends to do the same..
- Create a Facebook event at the address of your polling place. Don't know where your polling place is? Go here.
- Chalk "VOTE TODAY" (and the times and location of the polling place) on every bulletin board between every class and on every sidewalk. Draw arrows on the sidewalk. Ask everyone who walks by if they've voted yet.
- Get a local progressive or non-partisan voter guide at http://TheBallot.org. Facebook and Tweet it to everyone you know.
- Text, email and call your friends, classmates and roommates and make sure they don't forget to vote!
- Make an announcement in the beginning of your classes today; get your professors involved in ensuring that everyone turns out to the polls!
Every single vote will be important this year -- do everything you can to exercise your right to vote and make sure that our voices are heard loud and clear this election day!
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