Last updated: 11/20/2023
The ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge has comprised a variety of resources created by the ALL IN team and partner organizations within the Students Learn Students Vote Coalition. We encourage you to share these resources through email, social media, and other online outlets (e.g., course management systems like BlackBoard, Canvas). Below are various resources to help you find up-to-date election information, help you plan for fall in-person and virtual democratic engagement, and help you develop your campus democratic engagement action plan. ALL IN released it’s Resource Toolkit which provides an overview of resources that are available to your campus. As the current climate evolves, we’ll continue to work to find, create, and share resources to help campuses move more of their engagement online.
We’ve compiled a Virtual Democratic Engagement Toolkit for campuses to learn more about strategies and creative ideas for virtual and in-person learning.
Additionally, we encourage you to read the Institute for Democracy & Higher Education’s Election Imperatives 2020 report.
Please email [email protected] with additional resources you’d like us to include. We also encourage you to join our Higher Education – Student Voter Engagement (HE-SVE) Google Group to pose questions and share resources in real time.
Go to the Students Learn Students Vote coalition’s website to find local and national partners that can help support the planning and implementation of democratic engagement on your campus and, in some cases, provide additional resources. The Students Learn Students Vote coalition has also put together this list of resources.
Hosted on Tuesday, September 19, 2023, National Voter Registration Day (annually the fourth Tuesday of September) is a holiday to encourage us to register to vote. Your campus can prepare plans for in-person and online voter registration drives. Your campus can do social media takeovers, produce videos from campus influencers, and develop other campaigns to raise awareness about registering to vote, checking your registration status to ensure it’s correct, and prepare for election day.
In 2021, the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge (ALL IN), a nonpartisan program of Civic Nation, started a process to learn more about nonpartisan voter engagement efforts and surveyed to learn how many of nonpartisan student voting groups existed, to what extent they are supported by their institutions, and what strategies, tactics, and ideas they use to engage their student body in this report. Since then ALL IN has updated the surveying instrument and is proud to release the updated third edition of the 2023 ALL IN Nonpartisan Student Voting Group Report.
The average poll worker is over 60 years old. With evolving voting technology, an aging cohort of poll workers, and risks like COVID-19 to older populations, now more than ever it’s vital that young people become poll workers. Go to Work Elections to look up poll working opportunities, requirements, and compensation near you.
The Campus Election Engagement Project (CEEP) has started to crowd source this #HigherEd Civic Engagement Resource Collection for Online Learning which includes lesson plans, multimedia, games, and quizzes.
In addition to following state election officials’ offices on social media, we encourage you to follow the partners listed below for up-to-date election information.
ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge: @allintovote
Campus Vote Project: @CampusVote
Fair Elections Center: @fairerelections
Students Learn Students Vote Coalition: @slsvcoalition
When We All Vote: @WhenWeAllVote
Plan a celebration during early voting and/or on election day at the polling places on or near campus. #VoteTogether provides toolkits to help you host a party at the polls to celebrate election day and increase voter participation.