Voting and Civic Engagement

ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge
The ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge is a national, nonpartisan initiative that inspires, supports, and celebrates colleges and universities working to improve civic learning, political engagement, and voter participation.

Andrew Goodman Foundation
The Andrew Goodman Foundation supports youth leadership development, voting accessibility, and social justice initiatives on campuses across the country with mini-grants to select institutions of higher learning and other financial assistance to students.

Ballotpedia is a digital encyclopedia of American politics and elections that provides accurate and objective information on government officials and the offices they hold, political issues and public policy, elections, candidates, and the influencers of politics.

Campus Compact and Iowa Campus Compact
Campus Compact advances the public purposes of colleges and universities by deepening their ability to improve community life and to educate students for civic and social responsibility.

Campus Vote Project
Campus Vote Project works with universities, community colleges, faculty, students and election officials to reduce barriers to student voting. Their goal is to help campuses institutionalize reforms that empower students with the information they need to register and vote.

Declare Yourself
Declare Yourself is a national nonpartisan, nonprofit campaign to energize and empower a new movement of young voters to participate in the presidential election.

Democracy Matters
Democracy Matters informs and engages college students and communities in efforts to strengthen our democracy. With campus-based chapters throughout the country, it focuses on the issue of private money in politics and other pro-democracy reforms. Democracy Matters encourages the emergence of a new generation of reform-minded leaders.

Empowering Communities at the Ballot Box: How to Increase Voter Participation
This resource from describes what prevents people from voting and outlines an action plan for addressing voter turnout and voter rights issues.

Fair Vote
FairVote is a nonpartisan champion of electoral reforms that give voters greater choice, a stronger voice, and a representative democracy that works for all Americans.

Girls in Politics Initiative
The Girls in Politics Initiative (“GIP”) is a program created and administered by the Political Institute for Women. GIP programs introduce girls ages 8 to 17 to politics, policy, the work of the United States Congress, parliamentary governments and the work of the United Nations. Programs are hosted in the United States, Canada, Mexico and the United Kingdom.

Iowa Talent Bank
The Iowa Talent Bank strives to pair individuals interested in governmental roles with city, county and state governments looking for those willing to serve.

League of Women Voters of the United States
League of Women Voters of Iowa
League of Women Voters of Ames and Story County
The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization that encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.

New Voters Project
The New Voters Project is a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing voter turnout among citizens age 18-24 on Election Day.

Nonprofit Vote
Nonprofit VOTE partners with America’s nonprofits to help the people they serve participate and vote. They are the largest source of nonpartisan resources to help nonprofits integrate voter engagement into their ongoing activities and services.

Launched online in 1997, Politics1 is published as a non-partisan public service to promote fully informed decision-making by the American electorate.

Raise the Vote
Raise the Vote is a nonpartisan initiative of the American Political Science Association that provides political science faculty with the resources to encourage student registration, voting and civic engagement.

RISE to Vote
RISE to Vote works with teams, leagues, and athletes to leverage the power of sports to deliver a message of civic engagement through digital campaigns, town halls and major sporting events.

Rock the Vote
Rock the Vote mobilizes young people to create positive social and political change in their lives and communities. The goal of Rock the Vote’s media campaigns and street team activities is to increase youth voter turnout.

Student PIRGS
Student PIRGs are independent state-based student organizations that work to solve public interest problems related to the environment, consumer protection and government reform.

Student Voting Guide has created a comprehensive voter’s guide tailored to college students.
The League of Women Voters online voting guide provides personalized voting information based on your address.

Vote Smart
A nonpartisan organization, Vote Smart’s mission is to provide free, factual, unbiased information on candidates and elected officials.

Voter Friendly Campus
The goal of the Voter Friendly Campus program is to help institutions develop plans to coordinate administrators, faculty, and student organizations in civic and electoral engagement.