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Registering to vote, getting educated about issues and candidates, and casting a ballot on Election Day are key elements of an engaged and participatory citizenship. Therefore, RAISE the Vote encourages ongoing campus voter registration efforts and student participation in the electoral and civic life of their local communities, states, and national government. Please consider ways that you may be able to promote voter registration efforts on your campus. You can find previous RAISE the Vote blog posts below. 

“APSA Unveils New RAISE the Vote Campaign, Encouraging Student Voting and Democratic Engagement”American Political Science Association
“Voter Registration on Campus: More than a Pre-Requisite to Electoral Engagement”Elizabeth A. Bennion (Indiana University, South Bend)
“Empowering College Students to Register, Vote, and Engage”Bobbi Gentry (Bridgewater College)
“Nonpartisan Student Voter Education and Engagement: Putting Research into Action at TLC at APSA”Elizabeth C. Matto (Rutgers University)
“Nudging Students to Register, Vote, and Engage in Politics”Lori Kumler (University of Mount Union)
“Want to Build Students’ Civic Engagement? Teach Them How to Use Social Media”Jennie Sweet-Cushman (Chatham University)
“Getting Millennials to the Polls: An Extra-Credit Assignment on Voting and Citizenship”Jeffrey Isaac (Indiana University, Bloomington)
“Ideas to Promote Student Voting: The Big Ten Voting Challenge”Edie N. Goldenberg (University of Michigan)
“Can All (Intro to American) Politics be Local Politics?”Emily M. Farris (Texas Christian University)
“Engaging Students on National Voter Registration Day at Mississippi State University” Thessalia Merivaki (Mississippi State University)
“How to Construct a Campus Civic Action Plan: Learning from the University of Illinois at Chicago”Dick Simpson (University of Illinois, Chicago)
“Giving All College Students What They Need to Become Active Citizens: Tailoring Civic Learning to Students’ Lived Experiences”J. Cherie Strachan (Central Michigan University)
“Best Practices in Encouraging Student Registration, Voting, and Democratic Engagement”Jennifer J. Hora and Kylie Schreiber Wolf (Valparaiso University)
“#BitetheBallot: Boosting Political Efficacy in Youth by Demystifying Registration and Voting”Jill Laufer (San Francisco State University)
“December Contributors to RAISE the Vote Discuss Democratic Theory for the Classroom”American Political Science Association
“Civic Republicanism: How to Make an Animal Out of the Political Uninterested”Daniella Mascarenhas (American University)
“Rutgers University Gets Out the Vote: Going Big in the Big Ten and Beyond”Elizabeth C. Matto (Rutgers University)
“Inviting Defeat: American Sectarianism and Third Parties”Edwin Daniel Jacob (George Mason University)
“Critique, Create, Collaborate: Sensing Policy as Policy Justice”Sarah Wiebe (University of Hawai’i, Manoa)
“Tocqueville for the Holidays”Randal Hendrickson (The Jack Miller Center)
“Practicing Democratic Engagement in the Political Science Classroom”George Davis (Marshall University)
“Civic Reflection as Conversation Model: Building Skills for Discussing Values”Sarah Surak (Salisbury University)
“Why Vote? Using Political Theory to Encourage Political Participation”Dannica Fleus (Helmut-Schmidt-University)
“Climate Change and Populist Democracy”Gregory Koutnik, University of Pennsylvania
“Democracy is More than Just Voting”Matthew Draper (University of California, San Diego)
“Beyond the Ballot: Lessons from Tocqueville on Civic Education”Christina Bambrick (Clemson University)
“Impeachment and the ‘Ukraine Conspiracy'”Russell Muirhead (Dartmouth College) and Nancy L. Rosenblum (Harvard University) 
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