Political scientists hold a wealth of knowledge about the political world. When harnessed in accessible ways, such research can be a key instrument for encouraging students to become civically engaged, through voting and other means.
RAISE the Vote highlights political science research related to voting, elections, and democratic engagement, as well as a range of substantive and procedural issues that relate to these areas. Critically, however, campaign contributors talk about their research in ways that are open and accessible to college students, as well as the broader public. We encourage political science educators to use these pieces in the classroom to further illuminate the political landscape and encourage the civic engagement of their students.