Help your community get ready to vote through one of our nonpartisan voter education programs or by signing up to be an election judge. See the ideas below for citizens, non-profits and businesses, high schools, and colleges.
There are many ways you can participate in democracy in addition to voting.
Nonprofit and business programs
Recruit election judges
Customize our election judge recruiting templates and other toolkit materials to encourage those in your networks to become election judges or student election judge trainees.
Voter registration drives
Learn everything you need to know to hold a successful voter registration drive.
Voter outreach materials
Download and print nonpartisan voter outreach materials.
Our Voter Outreach Toolkit [PDF] contains suggested newsletters, social media content, and links to shareable graphics to encourage voter participation.
High school programs
Students Vote 2018
Students Vote is Minnesota's statewide mock election for high school students, first held in fall 2016.
Your Vote Matters
Your Vote Matters is a high school voter education program to support Minnesota civics and government teachers. It includes a three-lesson unit for teaching students about voting rights, the importance of voting, and how to get ready to vote.
College and university programs
Minnesota College Ballot Bowl 2018
The 2018 Minnesota College Ballot Bowl is a statewide college and university voter registration competition sponsored by the Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State.
Student Study Abroad Toolkit
The Study Abroad Toolkit collects information about voting when studying in another country. There are also resources colleges can download and share.