CEEP NC Blog

  • CEEP Student Fellows lead efforts to engage college student voters

    CEEP_Logo_2014This summer — with support from the national Campus Election Engagement Project and Ben & Jerry’s “Democracy in Your Hands” initiative — we welcomed 5 student leaders to our EE Fellows Program. They joined a group of 12 student fellows who began working last spring to support non-partisan, campus-based efforts to engage student voters this fall and to institutionalize programs and processes … Continue Reading
  • CEEP’s new non-partisan student voter guides to U.S. Presidential race

    The national Campus Election Engagement Project (CEEP) has released its non-partisan candidate guides to the U.S. Presidential Race. CEEP produced both a 2-party candidate guide (available in English and Spanish) and a four-party guide. The group also produced a student guide to the race’s potential impact on the U.S. Supreme Court. Find all the guides here: http://www.campuselect.org/nonpartisan-voter-guides.html In NC, registered voters can … Continue Reading
  • New Voters Project Campus Organizers (NC)

    The elections next fall are rapidly approaching and the people elected will make decisions about issues we care about – like jobs, the economy, college affordability and the environment.  We are working to make sure that students turn out to the polls in a big way on Election Day, so we can raise our voice on the issues we care … Continue Reading
  • Mini-grant program to support campus election engagement in NC

    NC Campus Compact builds the capacity of colleges and universities to produce civically-engaged graduates and to strengthen communities. Since 2008, our Compact has partnered with the Campus Election Engagement Project, a national, non-partisan effort to help colleges and universities involve students in the electoral process. Funding for these mini-grants is provided by the CEEP national office through Ohio Campus Compact. … Continue Reading
  • College voter engagement summit to train non-partisan student leaders

    Summit bannerNC Campus Compact, in collaboration with other state and national partners, will host a 1-day training event for students who are leading non-partisan, student voter engagement activities at NC colleges and universities. Sessions will include updates on NC election law, training on organizing and best practices for voter engagement, and campus idea exchange. This event is geared for students who have … Continue Reading
  • New resources from CEEP illustrate why this election matters

    Two new resources from the non-partisan Campus Election Engagement Project make the case that student voting matters. Campus and student leaders may use these documents in voter education efforts. 1. “Trust in a Context of Mistrust: Getting Young Voters to Vote” is a recent Huffington Post piece by CEEP founder and national director, Paul Loeb. Loeb discusses the challenge of engaging … 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)

Coming up...

Sept. 26 - Presidential Debate, 9 p.m.: http://www.debates.org/ 
Sept. 27 – National Voter Registration Day: http://nationalvoterregistrationday.org
 

KEY RESOURCES FOR YOUR CAMPUS

Student Power! Meet our Election Engagement Fellows and even more Election Engagement Fellows, serving at campuses across NC. Also working at NC schools: Andrew Goodman Vote Everywhere Ambassadors and Campus Vote Project Democracy Fellows

7 Key Ways to Act (online)
Student voting doesn’t just happen. It takes cultivation. CEEP has identified 7 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 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. Designed to be a starting point for faculty, staff, and students developing a campus-wide plan to enhance student engagement in elections.

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

CEEP Non-partisan Candidate Guides (online & pdf)
User-friendly 2-page guides to presidential candidates, implications for the U.S. Supreme Ct., more. Governor and Senate race guides coming soon.

CEEP Debate Watch Guide (pdf)
Tips for holding a debate watch party on campus. 

Campus Vote Project Debate Watch Guide (pdf)
Tips and discussion questions.

National Study of Learning, Voting, and Engagement (NSLVE)
NSLVE is the first and only study to objectively examine student and institution-level data on student voting and to share these data with campuses. Participation is free, easy, and protective of student privacy. More than 900 schools are part of the study.

NORTH CAROLINA ELECTION RESOURCES

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

NC State Board of Elections - Guidelines for conducting aVoter Registration Drive

North Carolina Election Calendar

Resources from the NC State Board of Elections:

  • Know your registration status? Use the VOTER LOOK-UP TOOL to find out if you are registered to vote in NC and access your 2016 ballot. The regular registration deadline is Oct. 14.
  • Find a ONE-STOP EARLY VOTING SITE on or near your campus by searching for one-stop early voting sites in your county. Early voting is Oct. 20 - Nov. 5!
  • On Election Day, Nov. 8, vote at your assigned polling place. Enter your address into the POLLING PLACE LOOK-UP to learn where to go.
  • Can't get to the polls? Anyone in NC can vote absentee by mail

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. 

League of Women Voters NC - Election Issues Toolkit 2016 - mine this document for voter education ideas.

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North Carolina Election Law

In 2013, the North Carolina legislature passed a comprehensive new election law.  For several years, the law has been contested in court with multiple rullings resulting. For the current information about the law, visit the NC Board of Elections website.

See the CEEP Archive page for former CEEP projects and data related to the 2012 Presidential Election.