Voting Resources & Ways to Get Involved
It is imperative that students and citizens are able to connect and engage with their local community. Check out these resources and organizations that could help you get started.
On our website, we have three detailed voting workshops on voter suppression, civic engagement, and voting basics that are free to use and can be presented to groups or looked over individually.
The Mary Ellen Brandell Volunteer Center connects students to hundreds of volunteer opportunities on campus, in the local community, and across the country. They coordinate a variety of programs that bring service experiences to students through coordinated projects, weekly mentoring opportunities, educational sessions, and much more.
Madeline Thomas, Voter Engagement & Events Student Coordinator
For over 100 years, the League of Women Voters have been a nonpartisan, activist, grassroots organization that believes voters should play a critical role in democracy. They have several offices throughout the United States, including one in Mount Pleasant. For more information go to www.lwvmi.org or www.lwv.org (League of Women Voters national).
Theresa Turner, LWV of Mount Pleasant President
Susan Horgan, Membership Chair
Campus Vote Project has been working to normalize and institutionalize student voting by working directly with colleges and universities across the country. This includes the creation of the state student voter guides and answering questions specific to college students. They even hire student fellows to work at their campuses and help turn out the vote.
Ryan Coker, Democracy Fellow
Campus Election Engagement Project (CEEP) is a national nonpartisan project that helps administrators, faculty, staff and student leaders at America’s colleges and universities engage students in federal, state and local elections, working to promote a more equitable and inclusive democracy, and to overcome the ever-changing barriers to voting.
Become a Poll Worker
Election workers are the Most Valuable Players of our democracy, ensuring free and fair elections for all. And right now our democracy needs election workers more than ever. Serving as an election worker is a paid position, and all election workers are trained on proper protocols. Go to Michigan.gov/DemocracyMVP for more information or if you live out of state go to www.nass.org/can-i-vote/become-a-poll-worker.
Join the Central Votes RSO
Central Votes is an action-oriented student led organization that fosters community involvement, voting and civic engagement. Our mission to register all CMU students and provide resources about voting and government involvement. Join us and check us out on Engage Central!