Democracy Matters: A Guide to Non-Salutary Barriers to Voting

November 5, 2018

The Institute for Democracy & Higher Education (IDHE), part of the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life at Tufts University, serves as a leading venue for research, resources, and advocacy on college student political learning and engagement in democratic practice.  This guide, produced in partnership with Tisch College’s Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning & Engagement (CIRCLE), walks through the sometimes-hidden barriers students face and offer strategies for overcoming them. The guide tackles challenges in several different areas: election administration, voter registration, the voting process—including Election Day)—and institutional discretion, offering concrete steps and solutions. The guide also includes a workbook that allows leaders to track their progress and provides additional resources.

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