A Day for Democracy
National Voter Registration Day
September 24, 2019
“We believe that our democracy is stronger when more people participate in it - especially students.”
National Voter Registration Day is a day of civic unity and Campus Takeover is an effort on this day to mobilize students nationwide to register to vote, creating celebratory environments around voting, and fostering a culture of civic engagement on their college campuses.
What Is Campus Takeover?
The Campus Takeover program is co-led by the Alliance for Youth Organizing and Young Invincibles’ Students Learn Students Vote Coalition. The two organizations lead the Campus Takeover efforts to share resources, build community, and support those who are hosting National Voter Registration Day activities on college and university campuses.
This is an opportunity for your organization, office, and/or campus to be opt-in to the larger conversation on how to foster a culture of civic engagement on your campus and community around you. Whether this is your first time participating or your fifth time, you should opt-in so you can be in the know of what’s going on across the country on one of the best days to celebrate democracy.
Who Are We?
Alliance for Youth Organizing (Alliance) is a nation-wide network of local, youth-led organizations working to build the political power of young people across the nation through community based issue advocacy and robust civic engagement work. For more than seven years as a network, the Alliance has mobilized hundreds of thousands of young voters, advanced issues like Automatic Voter Registration, founded national holidays like National Voter Registration Day, trained thousands of young leaders, and engaged millions of young people in elections up and down the ballot.
The Students Learn Students Vote (SLSV) Coalition is a group of over 350 non-partisan organizations, college and university faculty members, campus administrators, and local election officials nationwide dedicated to increasing voter engagement on college campuses. SLSV believes in the importance of incorporating democratic engagement into campus life and work to identify best practices for institutions of higher education around voter registration, voter education, ballot access, and voter mobilization.
How to Create Successful National Voter Registration Day Events at Colleges and Universities
This toolkit serves as a step-by-step guide to planning and executing a successful voter registration event on your campus. Use this toolkit as guidance during your planning process while keeping in mind that each campus is unique and may have different needs.
What to Expect
Below you can find some of the awesome things planned for when you opt into the Campus Takeover program.
Campus Takeover Toolkit
Social media shareables
One-to-One support from Alliance and Young Invincibles staff
Bi-Weekly resource and tip sharing emails
Mini Grant Opportunities
Connection to others working on National Voter Registration on the same campus
Bi-weekly partner meetings
Register your National Voter Registration Day Event Here!
If you are planning on having a National Voter Registration Day event, make sure that you register to be an official partner. Be sure to sign up before September 7th to receive stickers, posters, and other materials provided to you for free!
Want Additional Support?
We are here to help! Reach out to us for one-on-one support. We’d love to talk through the specific assets and challenges your campus faces to hosting a successful National Voter Registration Day event.