New Voters Project

It's Our Turn!

When we turn 18, we have a voice in our community that we’ve never had before. We get to go to the voting booth and help decide the direction our country goes. And yes: It’s important. But, it’s also pretty cool!

But where do you register? Where do you go to vote?

At a time when we have more technology in our pockets than they had when they landed on the moon, why does voting seem so complicated? That’s exactly what the New Voters Project is all about — we’re here on campus and we help cut through the clutter of voting, so you can make your voice heard on issues that matter to you:

Just imagine the way you want the future to be:

  • A strong, stable economy where everyone has access to work;
  • Air and water that you feel confident is clean and safe;
  • Affordable higher education so students don’t have to graduate in debt;
  • And neighborhoods that are safe for you and your family.

That world you’re imagining — we will never get there if we let everyone but us decide.

November 8 is Election Day, and it’s our turn.

Our newly elected leaders will have a big impact on what our country does for the environment, money in politics, affordable education, and more, so there is no more important time to make our voice heard.

There are whole generations invested — literally invested — in the status quo. But we’re not. More than any other generation, we have the power. We’re the largest, most diverse generation alive right now, and voting on Election Day is the first step in making sure our elected officials take the issues we care about into account.

So put this in your mind right now: “It’s our turn.”

On campus this fall, there will be volunteers at every corner to help you cut through the clutter of voting: get you registered, help you figure out where to go and what to do, and tell you more about the issues at stake. Together, we can show those who seek to represent us that we are paying attention. Our generation is active, involved, and ready to participate in the decisions that impact our community. So mark your calendar now for November 8. It’s time to turn the tide, and show decision-makers that they should look to us for answers, because — truth be told — our generation is already imagining and creating a lot of them.

Together, we can push our country in the right direction. We just need to show up.

Issue updates

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Where? Click here to find your polling place.

You'll just need to tell them your full name, birthday, and address to check in before voting. It's also recommended you bring a photo ID, like your school ID or driver's license. 

Help spread the word by sharing voting info on Facebook or sending an email.

This is our big chance to make our voices heard on the issues we care about.

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Blog Post | New Voters Project

Help Get Out the Vote in the Last 48 Hours | CALPIRG

Get Out the Vote Reminder Phonebanks

Sunday, November 2, 5-10pm
Monday, November 3, 5-10pm
Tuesday, November 4, 10am-4pm 

Sign up for an hour here and we'll respond with the location.

At our phonebanks, volunteers will educate hundreds of students about voting -- like when and where you can vote on Election Day and how to make sure your ballot is counted. 

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Media Hit | New Voters Project

Student Groups Make Final Push for Voter Registration

Fewer students than usual could be found Monday on Sproul Plaza due to the weather, but some braved the rain for a final push to register students to vote, with hours remaining before the deadline.  Many student groups have launched initiatives to increase student voter registration in time for the upcoming midterm elections Nov. 4. Students from the campus voters coalition, which includes representatives from the ASUC and CALPIRG, worked on the New Voters Project.

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Blog Post | New Voters Project

Last Chance: Register to Vote

Already registered? Great. Please help make sure our friends are too: Share on Facebook. 

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News Release | CALPIRG Students | New Voters Project

Statewide Student Coalition Kicks Off Voter Engagement Campaign

Berkeley, CA – A student coalition that includes statewide student government leaders from all three California public higher education systems and CALPIRG’s New Voters Project gathered at UC Berkeley on National Voter Registration Day to kick off their youth voter mobilization campaign across the state. At the event, CALPIRG Education Fund released the results of their student survey on voting, The Voting Intentions and Opinions of Students 

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