Voter and Civic Engagement Resources
The resources on this page are for use by Andrew Goodman Ambassadors. Please contact your Program Manager with questions about the information provided here. As a reminder, Ambassadors are to report out on the results of their on-campus voter registration, voter and civic education, GOTV, and youth voting advocacy activities using the Andrew Goodman Vote Everywhere Program Tracker. For ideas and inspiration, visit the sample materials page, where you can find items created by fellow Ambassadors.
The Ambassador Handbook is the go-to guide for voter engagement on your campus. Before hosting any voter registration drives or other events, it is crucial that you become familiar with the contents of this manual. Ambassadors receive a printed copy of the Handbook annually, along with other supplies.
my.VoteEverywhere is a one-stop-shop online portal where students can find relevant election information. They can register to vote, check their voter registration status, learn about the candidates, find their polling site, learn about voter ID and other requirements, and sign up to receive text message reminders, with information tailored to their campus.
Our texting tool, which has been made available to the entire Andrew Goodman Vote Everywhere Network. This guide is intended to walk Ambassadors through the functionality of our platform, and provide you with some tips and best practices to implement as you initiate your text campaigns!
MSI Vote: Ensuring Democracy and Promoting Voting through the Power of Minority Serving Institutions
MSI Vote, a report from the Penn Center for Minority Serving Institutions, looks at the issues affecting young and minority voters, as well as policies that perpetuate their voter suppression. Because Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) educate 20% of all students and 40% of students of color, the report argues that MSIs have a responsibility to promote civic engagement and offers key recommendations.
The Andrew Goodman Foundation commissioned a report to measure the impact of expanded on-campus early voting opportunities in Florida during the 2018 General Election.
To combat low voter turnout, especially among traditionally marginalized populations, Vote Everywhere Ambassadors at Bard College created a voting guide for the tri-state area that details the voter registration process and explains voting issues specific to survivors of domestic violence. Click here to access the guide.
Campus Vote Project, an AGF partner, develops state-specific guides to help students with voter registration activities. Ambassadors should become familiar with the voting laws that are most relevant to their campus demographics. Voter ID requirements, if any, are also discussed in each guide. To view a guide, select your state from the dropdown menu:
Campus Voter Information Portal
Learn more about The Andrew Goodman Foundation’s newest digital resources to increase youth civic engagement: the Campus Voter Information Portal.
Voter Registration at Residential Colleges
What should you keep in mind when registering voters at residential colleges?
Learn about voter registration on college campuses.
Making Change Happen
Change is the product of action. How will you impact your community this semester?
Volunteer Recruitment and Coalition Building
Learn about the importance of building partnerships and coalitions on campus to support and maximize the impact of your voting and social justice activism efforts.
Putting Your NSLVE Report to Work
Your college or university received a copy of its NSLVE report, now what? Learn how put your report to good use.