REGISTER TO VOTE & VOLUNTEER
These non-partisan groups are committed to getting voters to the polls and
making sure each vote counts.
Election Protection 365
In the 2000 presidential elections, millions of votes were never counted. Voters
in minority communities were disproportionately disenfranchised through illegal
disqualification, intimidation and faulty voting machines. The nonpartisan Election
Protection 365 coalition is working to prevent this from happening again. Get involved to insure fair access to the polls on Election Day 2008.
Select your state, your zip code, and bang you're on your
way to registering to vote. Also find out where the candidates stand on key issues, watch funny PSAs
created by famous directors, and get pumped about democracy at this site that
uses entertainment and art to energize and empower young voters.
Federal Voting Assistance Program
Get the official information about registering to vote in your state on the home
page of the Federal Voting Assistance Program, a service provided by the U.S.
Justvote.org is a simple, easy-to-navigate site with just one goal: to get people
to register to vote. Register here to vote in any state or with an absentee ballot.
The site also lists election dates, polling places, and has a "tell a friend
to vote" feature.
Project Vote Smart
It's not enough just to vote — you have to know who and what you're voting for.
Project Vote Smart's mission is to inform the electorate, and their Website
does exactly that. Look up biographical information, campaign finances, issue
positions, voting records, and public statements of officials as well as candidates running for office
in your state. And of course, learn all the nitty gritty details
about registering to vote in your state.
Rock the Vote
Founded in 1990 in response to a wave of attacks on free speech and artistic
expression, Rock the Vote uses pop culture to make political participation cool
for youth so that they are not silenced through passivity. Register to vote,
get involved in the effort to register your classmates and community, and find
out about issues affecting today's youth. Also watch
PSAs created by famous musicians and other pop culture icons.