New Voters Project

It's Our Turn!

When we turn 18, we have a voice in our community that we’ve never had before. We get to go to the voting booth and help decide the direction our country goes. And yes: It’s important. But, it’s also pretty cool!

But where do you register? Where do you go to vote?

At a time when we have more technology in our pockets than they had when they landed on the moon, why does voting seem so complicated? That’s exactly what the New Voters Project is all about — we’re here on campus and we help cut through the clutter of voting, so you can make your voice heard on issues that matter to you:

Just imagine the way you want the future to be:

  • A strong, stable economy where everyone has access to work;
  • Air and water that you feel confident is clean and safe;
  • Affordable higher education so students don’t have to graduate in debt;
  • And neighborhoods that are safe for you and your family.

That world you’re imagining — we will never get there if we let everyone but us decide.

November 8 is Election Day, and it’s our turn.

Our newly elected leaders will have a big impact on what our country does for the environment, money in politics, affordable education, and more, so there is no more important time to make our voice heard.

There are whole generations invested — literally invested — in the status quo. But we’re not. More than any other generation, we have the power. We’re the largest, most diverse generation alive right now, and voting on Election Day is the first step in making sure our elected officials take the issues we care about into account.

So put this in your mind right now: “It’s our turn.”

On campus, there will be volunteers at every corner to help you cut through the clutter of voting: help you get registered, help you figure out where to go and what to do, and tell you more about the issues at stake. Together, we can show those who seek to represent us that we are paying attention. Our generation is active, involved, and ready to participate in the decisions that impact our community. So mark your calendar now for November 8. It’s time to turn the tide, and show decision-makers that they should look to us for answers, because — truth be told — our generation is already imagining and creating a lot of them.

Together, we can push our country in the right direction. We just need to show up.

Issue Updates

Media Hit | New Voters Project

MaryPIRG is helping hundreds of UMD students vote

As part of their New Voters Project this semester, MaryPIRG has helped register more than 1,200 students to vote.

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Blog Post | New Voters Project

Santa Cruz Chapter Tops National Voter Registration Day

Congratulations to the CALPIRG chapter at the University of California, Santa Cruz! Their voter registration efforts made them one of the top performers on National Voter Registration Day!

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Blog Post | New Voters Project

Vote UCLA is Halfway to Their Voter Registration Goal

The Vote UCLA coalition, which includes CALPIRG, the Undergraduate Students Association, and other campus groups, is nearly halfway to their fall goal to help register 15,000 UCLA students to vote.

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Media Hit | New Voters Project

FSU Students Push Their Peers to Register to Vote

Florida PIRG's voter registration project at Florida State University was featured on the local ABC news.

See the video clip here:

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