Election Engagement

As a part of our commitment to educating students for active citizenship, Iowa Campus Compact supports campus action to engage students in elections. We are partners in the national, nonpartisan Campus Election Engagement Project to provide information and resources for these efforts.

Campus Election Engagement Project (CEEP) is a national nonpartisan project that helps America’s colleges and universities motivate their 20 million students  to register, volunteer in campaigns, educate themselves, and turn out at the polls. CEEP is a national partner for Campus Compact and funds work in many states across the country through our network. Together, we focus on how administrators, faculty, staff, and student leaders can help engage students in democracy. We supported 300 campuses in 2016 and are now engaging schools for the 2017-2018 elections.

We recently hired Drake University student Samantha Bayne as our statewide election engagement organizer. Samantha will work to support students, staff, faculty, and administrators statewide in registering and engaging students in the 2018 election cycle. Contact Samantha for support and resources for your local efforts.

Samantha Bayne is a sophomore studying Political Science, Law, Politics, and Society, and Philosophy at Drake University in Des Moines, IA. Samantha is very passionate about dialogue and voter registration and brought non-partisan discourse programs to her school. She interned for a nonpartisan voting rights organization as a first-year, and she is now using that experience as the Student Services Senator in Drake’s student government. She cannot wait to begin connecting with other higher education institutions and start working on projects to engage students across Iowa in the political process.

We have created a statewide elections Google calendar that you can add to your personal planner.

This calendar includes election deadlines, important federal and religious holidays, and events from other institutions in the state. 

If you would like to submit an election engagement event to this calendar, please fill out this form and we’d be happy to add it. We want to hear what events are happening across the state! If you have any questions, feel free to email Samantha at samantha {at} campuselect(.)org.