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+1 the Polls Toolkit: Bringing a Voting Site to Your Campus

According to The Center for Information & Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE), nearly half of all youth cited a reason around access to voting as why they did not participate, and one-third of respondents noted lack of transportation alone as the reason they did not vote. Pursuing a voting site can be a long process that may take months or a year, however, the increased visibility and access to the democratic process will be invaluable to your campus community and is well worth the effort.

Throughout the toolkit, you’ll see tangible steps, general info, common approaches, and advice from campuses that have done this before all with the same end goal: to help you secure a campus voting site.

How would a campus best use this resource?
Use this toolkit to start engaging your local election officials and campus community to advocate for a polling site that students can easily access.
Learning outcomes
– Coalition partners will learn how to engage their local election officials – Coalition partners will see examples of common challenges and barriers that other campuses have worked through when pursuing a polling place

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