Redbird Voter Tool Kit
The following resources are available for all members of the Illinois State community to utilize as they support and encourage election engagement.
Would you like someone to come to your meeting or class to talk about voter registration or other election information? Voter Engagement Coalition members and election interns would be happy to speak. Please use our presentation request form and someone will follow up with you.
In-Class Learning and Education Resources
Utilize these resources while planning classroom activities/assignments or co-curricular activities.
- Election Information to Include in Your Class Syllabus
- Template election emails to share with students
- 2023 Municipals Election Powerpoint Slides
- 2022 ISU Student Voter Engagement Report
- Check out the 2018 and 2020 NSLVE reports to learn about on-campus voting rates.
- Civically Engaged Learning Goals
- Faculty Resource: Incorporating Election Engagement into Your Courses
- Faculty Network for Student Voting Rights Academic and Pedagogical Resources
- Promoting the Youth Vote: This article from Political Behavior is about a study on voter registration and its impacts on students' receptiveness to voter information and postive social pressure to vote.
In-Class Resources and Activities
- How Do You Decide Who to Vote For? - Ask Big Questions Discussion Guide
- Guide To Informed Voting
- Detecting Disinformation
- Nonpartisan election apps
- Elected Official Letter Writing
- Discussion Questions
- How do local, state, or national policies effect the field of (insert discipline)?
- How do local, state, or national politices effect the work of our RSO?
- How do local, state, or national policies effect me?
- Why is voting important (to me)?
Videos and Webinars
- Civic Education to Sustain U.S. Democracy (Webinar)
- Does One Vote Even Matter (Video)
- Why You Should Vote (Video)
- Why Vote? (Video)
Student Group and RSO Resources
- Make a class announcement about important election information.
- Request a presentation for your RSO to hear about the upcoming election.
- Host a Deliberative Dialogue to discuss the issue you and your membership care about most.
- Attend a Normal Town Council meeting to hear about what is happening in your community.
- Take this Political Typology Quiz to see which political group is your best match.
- Check out this alphabetical list of U.S. Political Parties and Organizations.
- Write letters to your elected officials about the issues you care about most. Reach out to the Center for Civic Engagement for additional resources and planning support
Use these social media graphics and template posts to promote important election information.