• Early-Voting Polling Site on Campus of Appalachian State University to be Restored!

    Yesterday a Wake County Superior Court judge sided with plaintiffs in a lawsuit challenging the 2014 general election early voting plan for Watauga County, according to a representative of the plaintiffs. A group of ASU students and two active local Democrats affiliated with the Watauga Voting Rights Task Force filed the petition late last month in Wake County Superior Court … Continue Reading
  • The Supreme Court Rules that the November election will proceed under the 2013 rewrite of the state’s elections laws

    On October 8, 2014, the Supreme Court blocked the ruling by the U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals last week that reinstated same-day registration during early/one-stop absentee voting and out-of-precinct provisional ballots. This means that October 10th is the final day that voter registration forms can be postmarked or delivered to the Board of Elections for individuals who want to vote … Continue Reading
  • Provisions in New NC Voter Law Overturned

    Two Provisions of NC 2013 Election Law Overturned The U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on Tuesday that two provisions of North Carolina’s 2013 election law overhaul cannot be enforced during the November election. The three-judge panel’s ruling reinstates same-day registration and restores out-of-precinct provisional voting. The judges did not reinstate the seven days of early voting that were … Continue Reading
  • Campus Election Engagement Project-NC challenges students to register, vote

    CEEP_Checkbox Logo_croppedWith the 2014 midterm elections fast approaching, NC Campus Compact is challenging college students to register and turnout on November 4. Since July, the Compact has been providing resources and training for student leaders and campus groups in our role as statewide facilitator of the Campus Election Engagement Project (CEEP), a nonpartisan national effort to involve college students in elections. … Continue Reading
  • NC Election Law Provisions will Stand

    On Friday, August 8th , at 5:00 p.m., District Judge Thomas Schroeder announced his decision to allow the provisions in North Carolina’s overhauled election law, recently challenged in court,to remain in effect – at least temporarily.   Judge Schroeder ruled that opponents who sued to block the law had failed to show they were likely to suffer irreparable harm if the sweeping changes stayed in place … Continue Reading
  • NC College Students Claim Voter ID Laws Discriminate Based on Age

    A July 5, 2014 NY Times article highlights the legal fight in NC over the voter ID requirements included in HB589, a sweeping overhaul of the state’s election system passed in August 2013. Read the article here: nyti.ms/1qJwFZT


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. 


East Carolina University and NC State Win the
#NCVoting Challenge

East Carolina University is 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 will receive $450 to support ongoing engagement efforts. As the runner-up, NC State will receive $200. 


Early voting aka one-stop absentee voting in North Carolina is October 23-November 1.  Click here for a list of sites that are closest to NC Campus Compact member institutions. Non-members can check locations here.  

North Carolina Voter Guides

  • Candidate Guide for the North Carolina Senate Race between Kay Hagan and Thom Tillis (created by CEEP)
  • Comprehensive online Voter Guide (created by the North Carolina Center for Voter Education) 

County Voter Guides (created by Democracy NC)

  • Mecklenburg
  • Forsyth
  • Guilford, Wake (bilingual)
  • Cumberland
  • Johnston
  • Pitt
  • New Hanover
  • Cumberland
  • Watauga / Ashe
  • Harnett / Lee

Guides are available online at www.ncelectionconnection.com

Ballot Guides

If students want to know what races/issues are on their North Carolina ballot they can utilize these sources.

Elon University Wins Online Voter Registration Competition! 

With a voter registration total of 400 individuals between the contest period of September 10th -October 10th,  Elon University is the winner of the NC Online Voter Registration Challenge and recipient of a $450 prize to support future engagement efforts.  Congratulations to Elon and Dr. Matthew Weidenfeld, Assistant Professor of Political Science and Policy Studies, who manages the TurboVote process! The contest was open to eight NC institutions who used either TurboVote or studentvote.org to manage voter registration this fall. 

Elizabeth City State University Wins 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. 

SGA Mini-Grants 

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.

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

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. 

  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

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 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

2014 Midterm Election Materials

Below are the NC results for college-aged youth from the last midterm election.  

See even more detailed data by viewing this one-page summary .  This information is from CIRCLE

Relevant North Carolina Dates

9/5/2014 Absentee Voting By-Mail Begins
10/10/2014 Voter Registration Deadline for General Election
10/23/2014 One-Stop/Early Voting Begins
10/28/2014 Last Day to Request an Absentee Ballot by Mail
11/1/2014 One-Stop/Early Voting Ends
11/4/2014  General Election/Last Day to return absentee ballot by mail

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

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

Read Democracy NC's overview of the election law changes here.

Newest Resources:

(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. 

Engaging Students in the Midterm Elections: 10 Things NC Schools Can do This Spring

Six Ways to Act

Let’s Get Engaged: A non-partisan voter registration and Get-out-the-vote toolkit for University/Community Partnerships
In 2012, Virginia Commonwealth students partnered with the residents of Richmond’s nearby Mosby Court public housing development to promote election engagement. The percentage of Mosby residents voting in Virginia’s state-wide elections increased by 59%. This guide was created to assist so other campuses and communities can adapt the model.

"My Vote Doesn't Matter" - article on overcoming student cynicisum by CEEP founder Paul Loeb

Host a Voter Registration Drive in North Carolina

Best Practices/Ideas from Campuses Around the Nation

Become a Poll Worker/Precinct Official in NC

Data Related to the 2012 Presidential Election


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-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.)