Civic Holidays

High School Voter Registration Week

High School Voter Registration Week (HSVRW) is a national week of action for high schools around the country to organize nonpartisan voter registration efforts. Since launching in 2019, schools in 34 states have held drives during HSVRW to empower students in their communities. Students and educators can participate by signing up to hold a voter […]

National Voter Registration Day

As many as 1 in 4 eligible Americans are not registered to vote. Help us change that by joining in on the country’s largest single-day voter registration drive and organizing a registration event in your community or online! National Voter Registration Day is looking for partners of all stripes and sizes to help get their […]

National Voter Education Week

Give voters the tools, information and confidence they need to cast their ballot by helping them find their polling location, understand their ballot, and make a plan to vote. As a Partner, National Voter Education Week will share partner-level resources with your organization, and we’ll work together to make sure we’re equipping new voters with […]

Vote Early Day

Most voters can cast their ballot prior to Election Day. Vote Early Day makes that process easier by helping all eligible voters understand their voting options while celebrating the act of voting early. We need partners in every community across the nation to help us celebrate. Vote Early Day will provide resources to help you […]

Election Hero Day

Celebrate the election administration teams, poll workers, and others around the country who help ensure voters can cast their ballots securely and successfully. Election Hero Day recognizes the important work and contributions of poll workers, election administrators, and clerks to ensure efficient and secure elections. Join business leaders, elected officials, nonprofit leaders, and citizens from […]

Election Hero Day

On November 6th, we will recognize the immense importance and work of election administration teams, poll workers, and more across the nation. Election workers and volunteers have a tough job. These critical members of our communities work hard to ensure that voters will be able to cast their ballots safely and successfully in 2023 - […]

Democracy Goes Digital: Voter Registration Using Online Tools

More and more states have opened the door to online voter registration over the past few years. While the ability to quickly and efficiently register voters via tablets or smartphones has revolutionized the traditional voter drive, questions about which online registration tools are most appropriate, accessibility and user friendliness, and privacy can make people hesitant […]

Working with the Media for National Voter Registration Day

If a voter registration event happens in the forest but nobody heard that it was happening, does it make an impact? If we can go out on a limb (forest pun intended), the answer is probably not. From making sure the local community is aware of your voter registration event to driving nationwide news on […]

Voter Engagement Classic: Registering Voters with Paper Forms

Call us old-fashioned, but there’s something about the classic voter registration setup of a folding table, a “REGISTER TO VOTE” sign, and a handful of bright-eyed volunteers carrying nothing more than a clipboard with paper registration forms and a pen. While online voter registration has become more common, millions of Americans live in states where […]

National Voter Education Week Partner Prep Party

Millions of people will be voting in state and local elections this year, and these elections will have immediate impacts on all of our lives. But many communities  aren’t actively participating in the voting process and making their voices heard.  National Voter Education Week (NVEW) is dedicated to helping you reach as many voters in […]

How to Stand Up to Partisan Attacks on Democracy While Staying Nonpartisan

When anti-democratic actors restrict your campus's voting access, responding in a forceful, nonpartisan manner is both necessary and tricky. Join SLSV Coalition Communications Director Danny Fersh as he presents insight and actionable advice from the Voting Access Isn't Partisan Messaging Guide and answers questions on how to communicate effectively in the face of anti-democratic rhetoric and legislation. […]