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Student Volunteers Launch Last-Minute Youth Voting Push

As Election Day continues, volunteers and staff with the Student PIRG’s New Voters Project are going full tilt with creative ideas and proven tactics to drive youth turnout at the polls.

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Student Group Announces Big Numbers Heading into Election Day

After months of major field organizing efforts in over 14 states, volunteers and staff for the Student PIRGs have helped to register more than 40,000 young people to vote and made over 200,000 Get-Out-The-Vote contacts to college students around the country.

Saving Dollars, Saving Democracy - Cost Savings for Local Elections Officials Through Voter Registration Modernization

Millions are being wasted due to antiquated voter registration systems and procedures. U.S. PIRG Education Fund’s survey of 100 counties showed that over $33,467,910.00 of public money was spent on simple registration implementation and error-correction issues in 2008. The Fund finds that a more streamlined and automatic system linking existing databases with the state voter rolls could free up significant resources at the local level.

New Voters Project

The New Voters Project is a non-partisan effort that engages, educates, and inspires young voters to be active participants in the political process. As the history of our successes demonstrate, our peer-to-peer organizing model achieves measurable increases in voter registration and voter turnout rates while building the next generation of civic leaders. Over the past 30 years, we have helped to register more than 1.7 million young people and made millions of get-out-the-vote reminders. 

 

Scott signs bill that cuts early voting days and adds restrictions

TALLAHASSEE --  Florida will have fewer early voting days, and voters will have a harder time updating their registrations at the polls, under a fiercely debated elections bill that Gov. Rick Scott signed into law on Thursday.

Election bill controversy grows

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Last year Carley Sattler helped register hundreds of voters at Florida State University.

“A lot of students weren’t even aware that there were elections,” she said at the time.

Sattler is the Chapter Chair of FSU Public Interest Research Group and regularly participates in voter registration drives. But she may stop signing up voters because of changes in Florida’s elections laws.

Florida Legislature passes rewritten election rules critics say aim to suppress voter turnout

TALLAHASSEE — In a move critics say is aimed at helping Republican chances in 2012, the Legislature on Thursday rewrote the rules for voting in Florida.

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