ONLINE VOTER TOOLS

Find below a collection of election engagement sites with registration and voter information, maps, widgets, webinars & more!

STUDENT PIRGs NEW VOTER PROJECT

The Student PIRGs' New Voter Project supports massive registration and "get out the vote" drives and provides support and a national voice for student groups involved in the election.  They also have their own modified version of the Rock the Vote online registration tool, which you should use if you have PIRG chapter on your campus.

VOTE411

Launched by the League of Women Voters Education Fund (LWVEF) in October of 2006, VOTE411.org is a "one-stop-shop" for election related information including:

  • Ballot measure information (where applicable)
  • Early voting options (where applicable)
  • Election dates
  • Factual data on candidates in various federal, state and local races
  • General info on such topics as how to watch debates with a critical eye
  • ID requirements
  • Polling place locations
  • Registration deadlines
  • Voter qualifications
  • Voter registration forms
  • Voting machines
ROCK THE VOTE
  • Free Voter registration tool that you can embed on your website blog, or Facebook page to allow students to register. You can also brand it with your school logo and track voter registration information. (For campuses with student PIRG chapters, use the similar PIRG tool below). For details on ways to use the registration tool click here.
FAIR ELECTIONS LEGAL NETWORK'S CAMPUS VOTE PROJECT

FELN and their allied Campus Vote Project is an excellent source on current voting rules, doing webinars and giving expert advice on how to work within them, as well as advocating for policies that expand the electoral franchise and challenging those that narrow it. 

NONPROFIT VOTE

NonprofitVOTE.org - works on helping nonprofits understand all they can do to engage their communities in nonpartisan election activity. Their resources emphasize ways to integrate voter engagement into your organization's ongoing activities and services. If schools (or community groups that their volunteer centers serve) are unsure about 501(c)(3) guidelines, Nonprofit Vote is an excellent source.  

PROJECT VOTE SMART

Project Vote Smart gives users access to candidates' and representatives' biographies, voting records, interest group ratings, issue positions, public statements, and campaign finances.

Project Vote Smart's Easy Vote interactive online tool allows users to compare their and presidential candidates' stances on 13 different issues. The site also allows users to explore candidate's political background. 

ELECTION PROTECTION HOTLINE

866ourvote.org, from the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights, offers both a website and an toll free number to  connect with voting rights experts who can advise you on issues relating to voter identification, registration rules and voter rights.

A new report, Got ID? Helping Americans Get Voter Identification provides an outline for how state and local organizations can stand up for democracy by helping voters secure the necessary ID. The report draws lessons from programs implemented by interviewees and details the best strategies that community groups are using to help voters ensure they’ll be able to vote. 

VOTE.ORG

Vote.org's website helps you get your absentee ballot in three easy steps. An excellent resource for students studying abroad!