ND Votes Resources

National Voter Education Resources

College Democrats and College Republicans Debate 2020

Watch this policy-focused NDVotes and BridgeND moderated debate between Notre Dame representatives of College Democrats and College Republicans.

IssueVoter

We are excited to be sharing IssueVoter, a non-partisan platform, to keep Congress accountable throughout the year.

How does IssueVoter work? 

  1. Sign up and select issues that matter most to you.
  2. Receive targeted alerts before Congress votes on issues you care about – IssueVoter summarizes bills into laymen’s terms, along with points from both sides, and related news for context.
  3. You decide whether to support” or “Oppose” each bill, and with just a click, IssueVoter sends your opinion directly to your rep BEFORE they vote.
  4. Best of all, IssueVoter automatically tracks how often you rep voted with you, keeping them accountable and helping you become a more informed voter at election time!

That’s making civic engagement easy.

Sign up today to: 

  1. Stay Informed Year-Round: Receive targeted alerts before Congress votes on issues you care about – IssueVoter summarizes bills in plain language, along with what both sides are saying, and related news for context.

  2. Make Your Voice Count: Send your opinion directly to your rep – in just one click.

  3. Keep Politicians Accountable: Track your rep’s votes and bill outcomes – helping you make an informed decision at election time.

Ballotpedia 

An online encyclopedia of American politics and elections.

2020 Election Central 

A site dedicated solely to covering the Presidential Election cycle and collecting complete debate videos.

FactCheck.org 

FactCheck monitors the factual accuracy of what is said by major U.S. political players in the form of TV ads, debates, speeches, interviews and news releases.

Empowering Communities at the Ballot Box: How to Increase Voter Participation

This article discusses barriers that prevent people from voting such as registration problems, voter purges, strict requirements, voter confusion and disenfranchisement.

GovTrack.us 

GovTrack helps citizens find and track bills in the U.S. Congress and understand their representatives’ legislative record.

League of Women Voters 

The League of Women Voters encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.

National Institute on Money in State Politics 

National Institute on Money in State Politics compiles comprehensive campaign-donor, lobbyist, and other information from government disclosure agencies nationwide.

On the Issues 

On the Issues provides non-partisan information for voters in the Presidential election and features a 2020 Presidential VoteMatch Quiz.

Open States 

Find your legislators, see how they vote, and browse bills, committees, and events.

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) 

Guidelines designed to help parishes promote civic responsibility by offering non-partisan voter education rooted in the values of the Scriptures and Catholic teaching.

Vote Easy 

A tool developed by Project Vote Smart for the 2020 Presidential Elections to discover which candidate's views are most closely aligned with your own.

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October 2021

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Application Close | ISSLP 2022
Monday, October 25, 2021 - 12:00am to 11:45pm
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Information Session | SSLP 2022
Tuesday, October 26, 2021 - 7:00pm
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Postgraduate Service Lunch | Alliance for Catholic Education
Friday, October 29, 2021 - 11:30am to 1:30pm

November 2021

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Information Session | SSLP 2022
Tuesday, November 2, 2021 - 7:00pm
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Getting Something to Eat in Jackson
Tuesday, November 2, 2021 - 7:00pm
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Mini Postgraduate Service Fair
Friday, November 5, 2021 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
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Labor Café First Friday
Friday, November 5, 2021 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
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Taste of PATH
Tuesday, November 9, 2021 - 7:30pm
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Information Session | Poverty Studies Interdisciplinary Minor (PSIM)
Thursday, November 11, 2021 - 8:00pm to 8:30pm
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Dignity and Justice Workshop
Friday, November 12, 2021 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
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Catholic Social Tradition (CST) Minor Brunch
Sunday, November 14, 2021 - 11:30am
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Higgins Film CLASSics | Blue Collar (1978)
Sunday, November 14, 2021 - 3:00pm
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Virtues & Vocations Presents Howard Gardner: What is Good Work?
Monday, November 29, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

December 2021

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Signs of the Times Brown Bag Lunch Series | Housing
Friday, December 3, 2021 - 12:00pm
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Labor Café First Friday
Friday, December 3, 2021 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm