There are many organizations that work to engage citizens in voting. Below are a few you might find useful as you consider candidates in national, state and local elections.

  • Adelphi Libguides Voting and Election Guide: The U.S. Government acts as a guide to the U.S. electoral system with a focus on upcoming elections and how to register and vote.
  • Association of American Colleges & Universities had an issue of its journal, Diversity and Democracy, dedicated to student political engagement.
  • Brennan Center for Justice is a non-partisan public policy and law institute that focuses on the fundamental issues of democracy and justice.
  • Ballotpedia has a comprehensive list to find out if you need to bring an ID to the polling location.
  • 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.
  • Can I Vote lets you check your voter registration status on this nonpartisan site created by state election officials to help eligible voters figure out how and where to go vote.
  • can provide registration forms and absentee ballots for all 50 states. For out-of-state residents: please be sure to take note of the deadline in your respective state.
  • provides information of how to register to vote.
  • Election Assistance Committee (EAC) is a resource for voters and maintains the National Voter Registration form, for voter registration or to update registration information.
  • icitizen is a free civic engagement app for your device.
  • ISide With is a resource for voters to help identify issues that matter and to what extent, and then guide decisions about which candidate best reflects their viewpoint.
  • Institute for Democracy and Higher Education (PDF) has a report on identifying and managing non-statutory barriers to voting.
  • Nassau County Board of Elections has information for voters in Nassau County.
  • New York State Board of Elections includes election law, voting information, election ballots, official election results, district maps, and absentee ballot information.
  • New York Times has a comprehensive list of the primary dates in each state.
  • New York Times Digital Edition is now accessible to all Adelphi University students, faculty and staff through an Academic Site License provided by Adelphi.  Once you register for your Academic Pass using your Adelphi email, the NYTimes Digital Edition can be accessed from anywhere.
  • NPR’s Election Coverage has informative videos and important information about early voting in New York State.
  • Rock the Vote fuses pop culture, politics and technology to mobilize the youth vote, protect voting rights, and advocate for an effective electoral process and voting system.
  • Student Voting Guide encourages college-aged students to vote and includes an informative guide with complete information about the voting in an election.
  • Vote Save America allows you to check your state page for updated information on COVID-19 and elections.
  • The Wall Street Journal is a global news organization that provides leading news, information, commentary and analysis. Published by Dow Jones, The Wall Street Journal engages readers across print, digital, mobile, social, and video.
  • Your Vote Your Voice supports and enhances civic engagement activities such as voter education and registration, offers a suite of voter services designed to make it easier for all American citizens to register and vote in state and federal elections.
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