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NC Campus Compact is pleased to again partner with CEEP to promote student election engagement in preparation for the 2014 midterm election. In fall 2012 and fall 2008, NC Campus Compact led the Campus Election Engagement Project (CEEP) effort in North Carolina. CEEP is a nonpartisan effort to help colleges and universities involve students in the election.
NC Voter Registration Competition - Enter to Win $450
To encourage youth engagement in the midterm elections, NC Campus Compact is hosting a voter registration competition for member institutions statewide. One winner from the participating schools will be selected.
The 2014 NC Voter Registration Competition is a contest held in conjunction with National Voter Registration Day this September 23rd. This contest recognizes the campus who registers the most people – on that date between 6:00 a.m. and 12:00 midnight - and is able to provide proof of the numbers of registered students, faculty, and staff.
Download the flyer to learn more.
Click here to submit an Entry Form.
Click here to submit your results, starting on September 23rd. Results are due by 5:00 p.m. on September 24th.
On September 19, 2014, the Student Government Association at the following institutions was selected to receive a $300 mini-grants to support student election engagement efforts leading up the the 2014 midterm elections.
Campus Coalition Mini-Grants
On September 12, 2014, the following institutions were selected to receive mini-grants between $500 and $750 to support student election engagement efforts leading up to the 2014 midterm elections.
Quick Guide for College Student Midterm Election Engagement in North Carolina
Download this one-page document which provides relevant information in a quick and easy format.
2014 Midterm Election Materials
Click on the graphic to learn more about National Voter Registration Day.
Below are the NC results for college-aged youth from the last midterm election.
Relevant North Carolina Dates
For up-to-date information stay posted to the North Carolina State Board of Elections site: http://www.ncsbe.gov/ncsbe/.
North Carolina Election Law
Below are a few of the key changes that may impact student engagement.
Reduction in Length of Early Voting Period
The number of days for Early Voting has been reduced from 17 to 10. With fewer days and other voting changes, lines at the polls are likely to be longer than usual.
In 2016 each voter will need to show a government-issued photo ID at the polls. In 2014 election officials will ask if you have one, but you do not need to show it to vote.
As of January 2014, voters who swear they don’t have an acceptable ID may apply for a free non-driver’s “special ID card” from the Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV). They must be registered or register when they apply. To apply, voters must show the DMV a birth certificate (and if their name changed, maybe a marriage license), plus documents showing their residence. A NC county register of deeds must furnish free the birth certificate and marriage license, but that won’t help voters born out of state.
Same-day registration has been eliminated. Voters must register at least 25 days before the election.
No Out-of-Precinct Voting
Provisional ballots cast in the wrong precinct on Election Day will not count. Vote in your home precinct on Election Day.
Mail-In Absentee Voting
Absentee ballot requests must be on a form from the county elections board. The form asks for your ID number (from a DMV photo ID or last 4 digits on your Social Security card) or you may mail in one of these documents with your name and current address: a utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, or any government document. The elections office will then send you the ballot. Mail the completed ballot back in the envelope provided. It must have the voter’s signature; the signatures and addresses of two witnesses OR one notary public (who can’t charge a fee), and the name, address and signature of anyone assisting a voter unable to sign.
(Scroll to the bottom of this page for more resources)
Voter Transparency - Have you ever wondered what type of voters are registered in your county? This site will provide an up-to-date graphic of voter registration designation by party and race.
Let’s Get Engaged: A non-partisan voter registration and Get-out-the-vote toolkit for University/Community Partnerships
"My Vote Doesn't Matter" - article on overcoming student cynicisum by CEEP founder Paul Loeb
Contact Leslie Garvin at 336.278.7278 for questions about CEEP in North Carolina.