CEEP NC Blog

  • NC Election Calendar, Fall 2016

    Sept. 9 – Absentee Voting By Mail Begins Learn about absentee voting: http://www.ncsbe.gov/absentee-voting-mail Any registered voter may vote absentee by mail. You do NOT need ID to vote absentee by mail. You must submit a form to request an absentee ballot. You must submit the request form by Nov. 1: https://www.ncsbe.gov/Portals/0/FilesP/AbsenteeBallotRequestForm.pdf Sept. 10 – NC College Voter Summit, Elon University … Continue Reading
  • New Voters Project Campus Organizers (multiple positions in NC)

    NCPIRG Education Fund’s New Voters Project Campus Organizer APPLY ONLINE at http://workforprogress.org/job-board/?entry=333 or send a resume and brief cover letter to Dan DeRosa at dan@ncpirg.org. LOCATIONS: We are hiring campus organizers from August to November in Raleigh, Charlotte, Durham, Greensboro and Greenville. After the November 2016 Election there may be opportunities to continue. Get Out the Youth Vote in North … Continue Reading
  • Now is the time to advocate for an early voting site

    County boards of elections across the state are holding meetings this month, listening to public comment, and adopting plans that decide the polling locations and hours for Early Voting, from October 27 to November 5. Fifteen county boards of elections have already debated and adopted their plans; more are taking action each week. By contacting your local Board of Elections, … Continue Reading
  • Neighborhood Canvassers, Community Voters Project (NC)

    Community Voters Project The Community Voters Project is kicking off its nationwide campaign to increase the number of African Americans and Latinos who are registered to vote. We have offices in Raleigh, Charlotte and Fayetteville, and we’re hiring paid organizers to help! We’ll be registering voters by street canvassing in communities of color. We’ll be talking to people one-on-one at … Continue Reading
  • College Outreach Coordinator (Triad), Common Cause NC

    EMPLOYER: Common Cause North Carolina DEPARTMENT: State Operations POSITION AVAILABLE: College Outreach Coordinator (Full-time; Position located Triad region of NC) REPORTS TO: Executive Director, North Carolina ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Work closely with the College Outreach Coordinator.  Responsible for shaping the overall program and ensuring goals and expectations are met. Support an already existing and successful college outreach project promoting civic engagement.  Help educate students to become … Continue Reading
  • NC Campus Coordinator, Campus Vote Project

    Campus Vote Project (CVP) was launched in 2012 by the nonpartisan Fair Elections Legal Network (FELN) to expand our work on student voting issues. We work with universities, community colleges, faculty, students, and election officials to reduce barriers to student voting. Our goal is to help campuses institutionalize reforms that empower students with the information they need to register and … Continue Reading

Campus Election Engagement Project-NC

Since 2008, NC Campus Compact has partnered with the Campus Election Engagement Project (CEEP) a national, nonpartisan effort to help colleges and universities involve students in elections. 

NC Election Calendar (Fall 2016)

Upcoming CEEP events:

KEY RESOURCES

7 Key Ways to Act (online)
Student voting doesn’t just happen. It takes cultivation. CEEP has identified seven key areas of electoral engagement to create a road map for increasing student voter engagement on your campus. You don’t have to do everything on this list to make a major difference, but it’s crucial to address all seven areas — choosing approaches that fit your campus best.

Campus Electoral Engagement Assessment (online)
This tool helps campuses identify which non-partisan, high-impact electoral engagement practices currently take place at their institution, and which could be added. It is designed to serve as a starting point for faculty, staff, and students to develop a strategic plan to enhance student engagement in elections at the local, state, and federal levels.

CEEP Student Orientation Voter Registration Toolkit (pdf)
A short guide to integrating voter registration into the student orientation process.

NC Student Voter Guide (online)
A resource prepared by the national Campus Vote Project.

NORTH CAROLINA ELECTION RESOURCES

North Carolina Election Calendar

Find a ONE-STOP EARLY VOTING SITE on or near your campus by searching for early voting sites in your county. 

VoterIDnc.gov - Site maintained by NC State Board of Elections, includes explanations of new Voter ID laws, exceptions to the ID requirement, FAQ page, Spanish-language site, and a form to request outreach materials. Find basic info on the Elections Information page. 

NCVoter.org - Site maintained by Democracy NC, includes info about voter registration, voter ID, and early voting, FAQs, as well as information about the group's election protection work, the NC Voter Bill of Rights, and how you can get involved in the process. Good place to start: Who can vote in which elections? Voters who have trouble voting on election day can call 1-888-OUR-VOTE. 

NCVoterguide.org - Site maintained by CommonCauseNC, includes election calendar, voter ID, more. 

Follow us on Twitter @CampusElect_NC


PAST CEEP PROJECTS

2014 Midterm Election Highlights

As part of the CEEP initiative we provided information and resources to campuses throughout the state of North Carolina.  In addition to disseminating CEEP banners and 840 posters to 20 institutions,  we distributed the following key resources.

2014 Mini-Grants

In September 2014, we awarded mini-grants between $500 and $750 to support student election engagement efforts to the following institutions.  Each campus was expected to form a voter coalition consisting of staff, faculty, and students. 

  1. Bennett College
  2. East Carolina University
  3. Elon University
  4. Fayetteville State University
  5. Meredith College
  6. Pfeiffer University
  7. Queens University of Charlotte
  8. UNC Chapel Hill
  9. UNC Charlotte
  10. UNC Greensboro
  11. UNC Wilmington
  12. Wake Forest University
  13. Western Carolina University

We also disseminated $300 mini-grants to Student Government Association at the following institutions. 

  1. Davidson College
  2. Elizabeth City State University
  3. Pitt Community College

2014 Social Media Contests 

To encourage and recognize higher education election engagement in NC, we hosted three contests.  

#NCVoting Challenge

East Carolina University was the first place winner of the #NCVotingChallenge posting the largest number of photos on Instagram of individuals wearing their “I Voted Stickers” on Election Day. They received $450 to support ongoing engagement efforts. As the runner-up, NC State received $200. 

National Voter Registration Day Competition

The 2014 NC Voter Registration Competition was a contest held in conjunction with National Voter Registration Day on September 23. Five institutions participated and Elizabeth City State University won the $450 prize. 

Online Voter Registration Competition 

We sponsored a contest for eight NC institutions who used either TurboVote or studentvote.org to manage voter registration during fall 2014.  The participating institutions registered 400 individuals between the contest period of September 10th -October 10th, Elon University won first place and a $450 prize to support future engagement efforts.    

2014 Webinar Series

We sponsored a webinar series to provide valuable information and resources to NC institutions

2014 CEEP-NC Webinar Series

July 9th (2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.)
“Understanding the New North Carolina Voting Law"
Facilitated by NCPIRG

July 30th (2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.)
“Overview of TurboVote”
Facilitated by TurboVote

August 20th (2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET)
"Campus Vote Project Training: North Carolina"
Facilitated by the Fair Elections Legal Network's (FELN) Campus Vote Project

October 22nd (2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.ET)
October 24th (9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.ET)
"Planning and Coordinating Get-out-the-Vote Efforts"
Facilitator:  Sam Menefee-Libey, National Field Director, Campus Election Engagement Project

North Carolina Election Law

In 2013, the North Carolina legislature passed a comprehensive new election law. Read an overview of the election law at the NC Board of Elections website here

Data Related to the 2012 Presidential Election

National

Report: College Students and Voting (Campus Vote Project of the Fair Elections Legal Network) 

Report: America Goes to the Polls (Nonprofit Vote) 

CIRCLE (Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning & Education)Reports

North Carolina

NC Voter Turnout  (Democracy NC) 

Offical election results for North Carolina from the NC Board of Elections 

In 2012 CEEP-NC provided mini-grants to 10 campuses to support election engagement efforts.  Funds supported voter registration drives, issues dialogues and debates, candidate forums, local election guides, and transportation to the polls. Learn more here.

Election Resources

Election-Related Organizations

Voter Protection/Advocacy Orgs

Election-Related Articles & Books

Research/Statistics on Youth Voting

Candidate Guides/Debates/Quizzes

  • Vote Easy (from Vote Smart)
  • iSideWith election quiz (Find out which political party most closely aligns with your views)
  • The Political Compass (A multi-axis political model to label or organize political thought on two dimensions)
  • Debate.org (A free online community where people around the world come to debate online and read the opinions of others.)

How-To Guides