KU Faculty and Staff Resources
Wondering what you can do to encourage your students and colleagues at KU to get registered to vote? Read on.
1. Add a tagline to your email signature. "Register to Vote! Voter Registration Deadline: Monday, Oct. 5, 2015. Get registered, vote by mail, and get reminders by email and text so you do not miss the elections! Visit http://kutztown.turbovote.org today! More voter information can be found here: www.kutztown.edu/vote"
2. Send an encouraging email message to students. Perhaps include this text in your email:
Voting is not only your right; it's your responsibility. Kutztown University has partnered with the national non-profit, non-partisan organization TurboVote, to provide an easy online portal for you to register to vote or request an absentee ballot. It only takes a few minutes to submit your information and our goal is to get 100% of the student body registered to vote before the upcoming Monday, October 5th, 2015 voter registration deadline!
Please take a few minutes now to register to vote or request an absentee ballot and make sure you are eligible to vote in November:
3. Distribute information about TurboVote at an information table. If you are having an event and are willing to set up an information table, contact Student Involvement. You will be provided with a kit that includes a tablecloth, flyers, and information.
4. Distribute information about TurboVote in your classroom. If you are willing to distribute informational flyers, contact Student Involvement. You will be provided with flyers for distribution.
5. Include key dates for the 2015 elections on important emails and on the boards in your classrooms.
- Tuesday, 11/3/2015: Election Day
6. Sign up for a Rock The Vote Democracy Class. Democracy Class is a fun 45-minute lesson program that uses video, a discussion, and a mock election exercise to equip young people with the skills they need to navigate the elections process and participate as active citizens. - See more here.
Please note: Strategic Initiative Reference: Desired Outcome: 220.127.116.11. Support student, faculty, and staff participation in community engagement projects and programs.
Note these statistics provided by Campus Vote Project for the Pennsylvania Campus Compact:
- 2/3 of college students between 18 and 24 years old that did not vote in 2010 cited lack of information about the process, confusion about residency rules, or scheduling problems.
- 87 percent of students who register to vote cast a ballot.
- 83 percent of young adults state that their generation has the power to change the country.
- Since 2008, 9.5 million citizens have turned 18.