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Voting and Civic Engagement

Your right to vote
We Vote. We Count.
A platform for people to share stories of interference with their voting rights at the polls, in the hopes of sparking action that guarantees full voter protection. 
How do I vote?
MN Votes (Elections & Voting)
The authoritative source for finding where to register to vote, how to vote, and who's on the ballot.
Get Ready to Vote (Rock the Vote)
Find out how to register to vote, what you need to do to prepare to vote, and what your voting rights are.

Minnesota Voting Guide (Campus Vote Project)
A state-specific guide to help students understand their rights and how to register and cast a ballot in their school or home community.
Why is the 2020 Census important?
2020 Census: Every Person Counts (League of Women Voters in Minnesota)
Information about historically undercounted Minnesotans and how underrepresentation in the U.S. Census affects political representation, federal funding, and planning abilities for our state. Includes action steps.
How do I become more civically engaged?
Take a quiz on a range of political issues to help you determine which political parties and candidates best align with your views. 

Voter Guide (Rock the Vote)
Select your top issues to find out all of your candidates' views.

Take Action (Rock the Vote)
Message your reps, contact your elected officials, and engage with issues that are important to you. 

Department of Campus Involvement (SCSU)
Find out about volunteer and civic engagement opportunities on and off campus.
How do I engage students in the classroom?
American Democracy Project (AAC&U)
A multi-campus initiative, including SCSU, that produces campus-centered activities and materials to promote civic learning and engagement. 

Learning Democracy: A Student's Guide to Voting (Teacher's Edition) (PDF)
Provides a history of suffrage, questions to consider, and ideas for action (from FairVote).

Strengthening Minnesota's Culture of Civic Engagement (PDF)
A guide for Minnesota State Colleges and Universities to discuss ways to improve civic life.

Voting and Elections: Resources for a Civil Classroom
A collection of resources from Teaching Tolerance, focused on engaging students in vital societal issues.

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