The American Political Science Association is committed to encouraging the civic participation of our members and the public, and supporting the processes and principles necessary for a healthy democracy. APSA encourages all political science educators to take the following steps in the coming weeks:
Encourage your students to register, vote, and engage in their political communities
- Washington Post - how to vote
- Raise the Vote resources for campus engagement
- 2020 National Student Issues Convention – Dick Simpson and Tony Perry
- I will Register to Vote, If You Teach Me How: A field Experiment Testing Voter Information in College Classrooms – Elizabeth A. Bennion and David W. Nickerson
- Giving All College Students What They Need to Become Active Citizens: Tailoring Civic Learning to Students’ Lived Experiences – J. Cherie Strachan
- Nonpartisan Student Voter Education and Engagement – Elizabeth C. Matto
- TurboVote - An app that can help register voters in all 50 states, as well as send text and e-mail reminders to vote in upcoming elections, request an absentee ballot, or update voter registration.
- BallotReady - Another app that will help register voters, create a plan to vote, as well as send text and e-mail reminders to vote.
Support efforts to address poll worker shortages, by sharing information with your students and colleagues about how to serve as a poll worker
- "How Colleges Can Help Overcome the National Poll Worker Shortage," by Andrew J. Seligsohn and Emily Bottie
- "Pedagogical Value of Polling-Place Observation by Students," by Christopher B. Mann, et al.
- Alliance of Students at the Polls
- National Association of Secretaries of States - Become a poll worker
- Campus Democracy Alliance