5 Steps To Promote Voter Registration In Your High School

With the Spring semester now under way, we’re rolling out new resources to help promote voter registration in school communities around the country. Does your school have a voter registration drive scheduled this semester? Here are 5 easy ways to get started.

  1. Use our model calendar that lays out the steps for holding a voter registration drive.  This can be modified to meet the specific needs of your school.

  2. Check out our model announcements that can be modified for your school and sent home in newsletters to inform the school community about voter registration opportunities and your state’s identification requirements so that students are prepared with the information they need to register to vote.

  3. Access additional guidance and resources on how to organize a successful voter registration drive.  Contact your local election officials for guidance on how to comply with any applicable requirements for voter registration drives.  If you don’t know who to contact, you can contact us at info@thecivicscenter.org, and we can help track down the right person.  

  4. Register your club and your voter registration drive with us.  We are gathering information about what schools need so that we can learn how best to help. We will be providing support throughout the semester to all registered clubs.  Plus we may be able to identify sources of additional support for your school.

  5. Provide students our sample club constitution to use as a starting point for creating a student vote club (or incorporating voter registration drives into an existing club or student government) to create continuity for high school voter registration efforts from year to year.  

For students who want a deeper dive into civics, we have developed research projects to spark the imagination and help students see how their participation in democracy can connect them with the world around them.  

For all questions or further information, please contact us at info@thecivicscenter.org.

Laura W. Brill