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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. 

 

 

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 distribiuted the following key resources.

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

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 receive $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 23rd. 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.    

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.

Contact Leslie Garvin at 336.278.7278 for questions about CEEP in North Carolina.

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

Host a Voter Registration Drive in North Carolina

Best Practices/Ideas from Campuses Around the Nation

Become a Poll Worker/Precinct Official in NCLocal Ballot