Get Your Students to Vote

Departmental News

Posted:  August 4, 2020

As an educator, you can support democracy by encouraging students to register to vote. Will you help?

Dear Educator,

I’m part of a non-partisan, nationwide effort to encourage our students to vote. As you know, millions of college students are not even registered. We educators are in a unique position to help change that. I'm hoping you’ll join me in taking three simple actions:

  1. When fall classes begin, take a few minutes in or adjacent to class time to discuss voting and encourage students to register to vote. Please do this on the first day of class or as soon as possible. Direct students to to register, or to re-register if their address has changed, and to sign up for voting by mail. Of course, you’ll want to keep this completely non-partisan, both for your protection and to maintain the project’s integrity.
  2. Forward this email to at least three colleagues urging them to participate. To download your own copy, go to
  3. Post this information to your formal and informal professional networks.

Thank you for encouraging your students to vote.

PS: To find out how you can get more involved, or to endorse this project by signing on to our “Endorsements and Partnerships” page, go to

Sign the “Faculty Pledge for Student Voting Rights” at

Related Link:  Faculty Pledge for Student Voting Rights