How to Launch the Vote Feminist Campaign
Vote Feminist activities will energize your group and help you become established as a powerful and visible multi-issue group on campus. As you increase the votes and voices of students this semester, you will also build key alliances with other student groups. Be sure to connect with your Feminist Campus Organizer for more tools and resources, and check out our toolkit for a step-by-step guide to bring Vote Feminist to your campus.
Access to Information
What resources does your campus community need in order to access their right to vote?
- Issue education: knowledge of what’s at stake in this election and the issues that most impact your campus
- Nuts and bolts of voting: where and when to vote and register
Access to your Polling Location
How will your campus community physically get to the polling location?
- Polling location on campus: students are most likely to vote if the precinct is on campus
- Transportation to polling location: if you are unable to get a polling location on campus, ensure that ALL students have access to the poll through free transportation
- Time to vote: ensure that every student is given the time necessary to vote
Access to your Ballot
Once your campus community is at a polling place, how do you ensure they access their ballot?
- Student poll workers: research shows that student poll workers help combat student voter suppression and discrimination in polling places
- Poll volunteers: having a team of student volunteers on hand at campus polling locations to give out water, snacks, and voting rights information can help ensure that students stay and safely obtain their ballot
- Early voting: early voting means shorter lines, and students are more likely to be able to access their ballot if they vote prior to Election Day