Webinar: Campus Closures and Student Voting – Apr 15

Posted by Students Learn Students Vote on April 14, 2020

With dozens of elections still taking place this spring, campus closures around the country have placed new and unexpected burdens on students trying to cast their ballots in presidential primaries and local elections. From questions about how to operate existing campus polling locations to making sure students know how to request absentee ballots or how to vote by mail, we want to make sure everyone is prepared to help resolve these unique issues.

The +1 the Polls campaign (https://polls.plus1thevote.com/) will be hosting a webinar on Wednesday, April 15th from 3 – 4 pm to provide space for discussion about the challenges and opportunities of this moment, to share best practices and learning, and to connect you with expertise on key issues you may face. Join us as we hear from voting rights experts and student leaders to help answer some of these questions and feature stories from leaders who are working creatively to encourage students to vote!

RSVP here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSecmXWZg17NvM2jWapd7QLxxVfzgOz_1h9x_62XnUD3o5i1ug/viewform

We also want to hear about the barriers you are facing and how you’re still moving the work forward. During the webinar, we will provide space to uplift the great work being done and make sure we’re aware of all potential issues students are facing. This will help us tailor the future support of the +1 the Polls campaign effectively.

Even if you don’t have an upcoming election in your area, this webinar will be helpful as we will answer questions that students can always face and feature new organizing strategies that can be integrated in your work as we look ahead to November.

Please let us know if you have any questions. We can always be reached at info@plus1thepolls.com.

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