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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.
NC Election Calendar, Spring 2016
May 13 – Voter registration deadline (NOTE: If you missed this deadline, you can STILL register and vote during the early voting period.)
JUNE 7 – PRIMARY ELECTION DAY (Polls open 6:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.)
CEEP Calendar, Spring & Fall 2016
May 13 - Deadline for campus to sign-up to participate in the National Study of Learning, Voting, and Engagement and receive your school's 2012 and 2014 voting rates. This project is free and uses your school's existing data. Learn more.
NEW CEEP RESOURCES
7 Key Ways to Act (online)
Campus Electoral Engagement Assessment (online)
CEEP Student Orientation Voter Registration Toolkit (pdf)
NORTH CAROLINA ELECTION RESOURCES
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.
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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.
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.
We also disseminated $300 mini-grants to Student Government Association at the following institutions.
2014 Social Media Contests
To encourage and recognize higher education election engagement in NC, we hosted three contests.
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
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.