Democratic Civic Engagement

PHENND is partnering with Penn Leads the Vote (PLTV) at the University of Pennsylvania to convene a higher education working group of students, faculty, and staff members across the Greater Philadelphia region with the goals of increasing both voter participation during elections and engagement with local and national policy year-round.  The working group will meet three or four times per year to share resources and discuss strategies to advance the democratic development, civic engagement and voter participation of students on each partner campus. Campuses can learn from each others’ individualized campus-wide voter engagement plans.

Check back for more resources as this working group develops!

Each major election year, PHENND provides information to member campuses about how to engage students in the political process, particularly as volunteers. As usual, here is a list of ideas, resources and materials for your review.

Sponsor a Voter Registration Drive on the campus

Register to vote online here:

Use this slide deck to train people to register people to vote in Pennsylvania courtesy of Campus Election Engagement Project.

Provide information about Absentee Voting

Note: the last day to register to vote in Pennsylvania for the November General Election is Monday, October 7, 2019.

Help high school students register to vote

Committee of Seventy’s WeVote app

The WeVote app is a one stop shop to learn about the candidates and your voting rights and responsibilities, act on Election Day by voting or volunteering and share events you plan to attend and materials you have read. WeVote engages voters and helps organizations complete initiatives by sharing information as well as reminding users of important events, deadlines and volunteer opportunities. Learn more and sign up.