Securing On-Campus Polling Places: Case Studies from the Andrew Goodman Network

Posted by Andrew Goodman Foundation on January 30, 2024

An on-campus polling place is a powerful symbol of an institutional commitment to student voting by campus and local election officials, as well as a proven mechanism that increases students’ access to the ballot box. Central on-campus polling places provide students, a population with unique needs, key accessibility, while also benefiting the disabled community and the wider college community. Research demonstrates that greater access to on-campus polling locations correlates with increased student voter turnout.

Through our Andrew Goodman Vote Everywhere program, The Andrew Goodman Foundation (AGF) has extensive experience and expertise in coaching and assisting students in organizing and advocating to bring polling places to campus. We launched the national Student Vote Choice campaign and have distilled our learning into one powerful resource, our Toolkit: Securing On-Campus Polling Places, so that students everywhere can work toward increasing accessibility to the ballot box on their campuses. Below, we are sharing stories and case studies from the Andrew Goodman Network that illustrate not only the importance of on-campus polling places, but also how to secure and maintain them.

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