Get Involved

Want to get involved? There’s a number of different ways that you can contribute to Yale Votes and help making voting at Yale better for everyone.

Students

Pledge to Engage

Individual students are encouraged to take the pledge to committ to voting on (or before!) election day. Taking the pledge will let us know your plans to vote! Taking the pledge will also help us know how many Yale students are committed to voting. Take the pledge here!
 

Volunteer

There is a national poll worker shortage. Most poll workers are over 60 and need to stay away from large crowds to reduce the risk of getting sick. As a result, many polling stages are left understaffed or even empty. This can lead to voter suppression, long lines, low voter turnout, and higher risk of community COVID-19 transmission.

Young, low-risk people who are comfortable working in-person with proper personal protective equipment can fill in to keep polls staffed. This would help ensure voting functions properly to minimize lines and delays. 

Please consider signing up on the official Connecticut State website to be a volunteer poll worker on Election Day. A poll worker is the official responsible for overseeing voting stations.

  • NOTE: To be a poll worker in Connecticut, you must be registered to vote in CT. If you are not registered in CT, but would still like to volunteer, please reach out to Yale Votes.

Join Yale Votes

Fill out this form if you’re interesting in joining the Yale Votes team!

Faculty

Pledge to Engage

We’re calling on every professor and instructor to be a strong advocate for voter engagement and democratic participation. Take our Voter Friendly Faculty Member Pledge to get started!

Curricular Integration

Part of being a Voter Friendly Professor is helping students understand why their vote matters. Research has shown that students who engage in political discussion both in and out of the classroom are more likely to participate in the democratic process, and there is no shortage of pressing issues to discuss. That’s why we’ve created this guide to help professors of every field integrate conversations about voting, policy, and democracy into their classes.