Voters and Vice Presidents: How the University of Delaware Made It Count with TurboVote

On a Tuesday in late September of 2018, hundreds of students crowded into the University of Delaware’s (UD) student union. Some of them may have just been there to grab a quick bite, but others had heard through social media about a special event in honor of National Voter Registration Day (NVRD). Either way, they were in for a treat, and not just from the student union’s snack counter.

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Tanene Allison
Democracy Works and The Ad Council Release New Research to Inform “Get out the Vote” Efforts in 2020

Democracy Works and the Ad Council today released a new research report, “Driving Voter Turnout in 2020: Research on Effective Messaging Strategies for Each Generation.” This report is the first to comprehensively explore voting attitudes and messaging perceptions across four generations –Generation Z, millennial, Generation X, and baby boomers – and will be made widely available as a resource to help increase voter turnout.

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Tanene Allison2020, Voters, Gen Z
The 2019 TurboVote Summer Associates: end of summer recap

Over the past 10 weeks, our 2019 TurboVote Summer Associates have led and contributed to a variety of voter engagement projects to help us continue making voting fit the way we live. We have watched five exceptional students demonstrate a strong commitment to our democracy and undergo significant professional growth. We asked our associates about what they accomplished and learned during their internship and how it will shape their future career aspirations.

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Thamara Jean
How Stanford Used TurboVote to Mobilize for the Midterms

In the spring of 2018, Stanford faculty, staff, and students met to discuss how to improve voter participation. They grappled with the fact that, according to NSLVE data, fewer than 16.7% of eligible voters at Stanford participated in the 2014 midterm election. They had no idea at the time, but that meeting would spark a campus-wide effort that mobilized hundreds of people from every corner of the university.

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Tanene Allison
The 2019 TurboVote Summer Associates have arrived!

Our 2019 TurboVote Summer Associates have arrived! We’re incredibly excited to have five exceptional students joining Democracy Works to help us continue making voting fit the way we live. They come from the far away lands of New Mexico, California, Michigan, Connecticut, and Manhattan, but have settled down in our Brooklyn office for the next nine weeks. We’ve asked our associates to share a little more about themselves below, so you can get to know them better!

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