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. 

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.

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.”

Our campaign is here 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. 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

Blog Post | New Voters Project

4 PM ELECTION DAY DISPATCHES FROM THE GROUND | Student PIRGs

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Young voter enthusiasm and lines to vote grew on college campuses over the course of the day. .

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Blog Post | New Voters Project

ELECTION DAY UPDATES FROM ACROSS NORTH CAROLINA | NCPIRG

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On campuses across North Carolina students are turning out in big numbers and having fun at the polls. Check out these updates from Appalachin State University, NC State, NC Central College, UNC Chapel Hill, UNC Ashville and Western Carolina University. 

Big Highlight: NC Secretary of State at the polls!

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News Release | CoPIRG | New Voters Project

Local Youth Vote Campaigns Launch Final Push To Get Out The Vote At Campuses Throughout Colorado

CoPIRG student chapter volunteers helped register more than 13,000 students to vote. Now, using on-the-ground and on-line strategies, campaign volunteers are reaching out to their peers in classrooms, on computers and campus quads and urging them to cast a ballot. To date, the campaign has made 46,000 GOTV contacts.

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News Release | MASSPIRG | New Voters Project

Local Youth Vote Campaign Launched Final Push To Get Out The Vote

In an election cycle filled with talk of every single vote counting, students at MASSPIRG campus chapters around the state launched a final campaign push, employing proven tactics to mobilize young voters to the polls.  Using on-the-ground and on-line strategies, campaign volunteers will reach their peers in classrooms, on computers and campus quads and urge them to cast a ballot.

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Blog Post | New Voters Project

11 AM ELECTION DAY DISPATCHES FROM THE GROUND | Student PIRGs

As Election Day dawned on college campuses around the country, students awoke to a ‘voting buzz’ and long lines already forming at the polls. 

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