KEARNEY – University of Nebraska at Kearney is partnering with TurboVote to adopt an innovative “one-stop-shop” voter engagement platform that will make voting easier for students.
UNK is one of only 100 institutions across the country with access to TurboVote.
UNK’s partnership with TurboVote will help the university meet federal mandates that require institutions provide students with voter registration information.
TurboVote aims to make voting easy for students by tracking all of their elections: local, state and national. TurboVote also allows students to register, update their addresses or request absentee ballots.
For every election, TurboVote sends text message and email reminders to all users with important election information, dates and deadlines to ensure that they never miss another election.
Simply by sharing a link, schools can seamlessly embed voter engagement into established processes and student interactions such as freshman orientation and class registration.
“We hope that our participation in this exciting project will send a message to other institutional leaders that civic learning should be a core part of every student’s education,” said UNK Dean of Student Affairs Joe Oravecz. “Universities have an important role to play in advancing practices that will lead to lifelong democratic engagement.”