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Future Voters Project: Additional Resources

Looking for registration forms, state laws or further guidance on planning your voter registration drive? Here are a few of our favorite resources!

These resources can help you find the state-specific information and forms you’ll need to register future voters in your community.

 

Registration Forms and Guidelines

The National Mail Voter Registration Form

This form is available in 15 languages. The downloadable file includes state-by-state instructions for registering, and the form can be reproduced and submitted by mail. Please note that this form is not accepted in Wyoming, and that voters in New Hampshire who register by mail will receive absentee ballots. 

Your State’s Mail-In Registration Form

Instructions and registration forms are accessible online through the office of your secretary of state—you can find your state’s information here.

Online Registration Form

Online registration isn’t an option in every state. But for states where online registration is legal, portals are widely available. This one from Rock the Vote includes several language options, will let you know if you need to submit a printed form with a signature, and also links to state by state registration laws and voting requirements. 

 

State-by-State Information

The Fair Elections Center

In partnership with Campus Vote Project, the Fair Elections Center has produced state-by-state guides for leading voter registration drives. 

Voter Registration Rules

This site, from vote.org includes a list of the voter registration rules for all 50 states with updates on COVID-19 information in each state.

How to Vote

This resource from Rock the Vote lets users select states on a map to access a wealth of information and resources about registering and voting in each state. 

Vote 411

Developed by the the League of Women Voters, this site lets users select a state to learn about registration deadlines, election dates, ballot contents, polling locations and more. 

 

Voter Registration Guides and Reports

You Got This!: A Guide for School and Community Voter Registration Drives 

Headcount.org produced this “in-depth guide to running a voter registration drive” in schools and communities. The guide includes useful recommendations for publicizing your registration drive and for choosing between digital and paper registration forms.  

Project Vote Guides

If you’re looking for data and recommendations, Project Vote has produced several useful guides over the years with research-backed best practices for leading voter registration drives.

Expanding Voter Registration in High Schools

This resource from the Center for Popular Democracy offers recommendations for implementing long-term programs to register all students. Among the communications materials available in their guide are “Talking Points for High School Voter Registration Reform,” which may help you build your team or start valuable conversations with your students about voting.

Empowering the Voters of Tomorrow

In 2018, the League of Women Voters published recommendations drawn from the experiences of volunteers working to plan high school registration drives. Empowering the Voters of Tomorrow is a comprehensive guide that offers a wealth of information and ready-to-implement recommendations.

 

Other Resources

There are so many organizations doing this work that there’s no shortages of resources for educators. Here are a couple more we recommend:

My School Votes

This project of When We All Vote includes recommendations for leading voter registration drives and links to lessons about elections.

CIRCLE 2020 Election Center 

This site includes a wealth of research you can use to inform your registration drive planning and examine with students in the classroom.  

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