Institute for Public Affairs and Civic Engagement

 

 

 

College Student Voting Program

College Student Voting Program
Each fall during election years, PACE sponsors a 1-credit College Student Voting Seminar, which is taught by a PACE faculty member.  The students learn about the importance of voting, the voting process and conduct a Voter Registration/Absentee Ballot Application Drive. 

During a two-week period at the end of September and the beginning of October, the student team visits classes and talks about the importance of voting.  They help students fill out voter registration forms and absentee ballot applications. In addition, the team staffs a table in the Dining Hall during dinner.

In fall (2006) student Adam Meehan helped coordinate our voter registration initiative. PACE participated in a national research project sponsored by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) and Young Voter Strategies (YVS) at George Washington University. The purpose of the research was to evaluate the effectiveness of classroom-based registration, which has been preferred by PACE, as well as other voter registration methods.

Opportunities to Participate

If you are interested in participating in our Voter Registration Drives, please contact the PACE Office at 410-677-5045.