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 this fall, there will be volunteers at every corner to help you cut through the clutter of voting: get you 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

Campus groups plan to erect tents, help point student voters to polling stations

Following a collaborative campaign to register and educate UC Berkeley students to vote in Tuesday’s election, campus organizations are now making a final effort to ensure that students know where to cast their votes.

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News Release | NCPIRG | New Voters Project

Over 13,000 people turn out for early voting at NC State polling site

The Student PIRGs’ New Voters Project has launched early voting campaigns in several states in an effort to help young people turn out to vote this Election Season. Since local partner, NCPIRG launched their get-out-the-vote efforts on campuses across the state, large initial turnout has been reported at the on-campus early voting sites.

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Media Hit | New Voters Project

Oberlin students using early vote window

Students are being encouraged to serve as “text out the vote” captains and send on-the-spot messages urging friends to vote, according to Sean Para, campaign co-coordinator for Ohio PIRG’s nonpartisan New Voters Project and a freshman at Oberlin College.

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Blog Post | New Voters Project

100,000!

I'm excited to report that the Student PIRGs’ New Voters Project has helped more than 100,000 students register to vote.

Almost 2,000 volunteers hit the field to run voter mobilization campaigns that reached students in their classes, dorms, libraries and high-traffic areas on almost 100 campuses in 17 states including California, New Jersey, Wisconsin, Massachusetts, Ohio, Florida, New Mexico and Texas.
 
With just a week left until Election Day, we’re incredibly proud of what we've accomplished so far: 

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News Release | NCPIRG | Democracy, New Voters Project

Local students kick off early voting on campus with mustache events

Raleigh, NC - With voter registration deadlines passed, today students across the state kicked off early voting with events to mobilize young voters to the polls before Election Day.

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