NAICU Washington Update

“Your Vote, Your Voice” Returns for the 2012 Elections

July 05, 2012

Your Vote, Your Voice, the centerpiece of the National Campus Voter Registration Project, has now been launched for the  2012 presidential and congressional elections.  Co-chaired by NAICU President David L. Warren, the campaign encourages campuses across the nation to engage in voter education, registration, and get-out-the-vote activities this election year - primarily during the fall semester, leading up to Election Day, November 6.

The 50 member associations of the Washington Higher Education Secretariat has supported this campaign since 1996.

A new Your Vote, Your Voice brochure, with state-specific voter information and other resources, has been mailed to all 3,600 heads of higher education intuitions across all sectors.  Given that the campaign is now largely web based, however, the brochure primarily serves to encourage those on campus to visit the Your Vote, Your Voice website.  There they will find additional resources, including an electronic version of the popular National Campus Voter Registration Project Organizing Handbook.

Voter education and registration activities historically have been important undertakings of the nation’s colleges and universities.  Additionally, since the 2000 presidential election, postsecondary institutions have been required by federal law to make a good-faith effort to distribute voter registration forms to all of their on-campus degree or certificate-seeking students. This requirement may now be met by providing access to the forms electronically through an email message devoted exclusively to voter registration.

We hope NAICU members will visit the site for frequent updates and to view highlights of campus activities.  And please let us know of voter education, registration, and get-out-the-vote activities on your campus by e-mailing us at

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