A new way to do democratic engagement.

Democracy Works presents…

Votes & Ballots! A game of team-wide strategy that takes the guesswork out of on-campus democratic engagement.

Players are tasked with creating a comprehensive action plan while keeping in mind their institution’s historical voting rates, their resources, and the unique challenges faced by student voters. Below, you’ll find the materials you need to host your own game of Votes & Ballots: the Action Plan Template, an array of civic-minded Tactic Cards, a Strategy Poster for crafting your plan, and more.

Votes & Ballots is a project of Democracy Works, the makers of TurboVote. Special thanks to the students of the Maryland Institute College of Art’s Center for Social Design for contributing their skills and expertise to this project as well as the Students Learn Students Vote Coalition for their support. Please reach out to with any questions about Votes & Ballots.



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The materials

Here is a preview of the materials you need to play Votes & Ballots. Keep scrolling to download!



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