ERIC Number: ED223534
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: 0
Voter Registration and Canvassing.
Institute for Political/Legal Education, Sewell, NJ.
Detailed procedures for community voter registration surveys to be conducted by high school students are presented. Methods for organizational structure, selection of canvassing districts, conducting the survey, processing the data, and initiating a registration drive are outlined. Student personnel include a general coordinator, a field staff to conduct surveys, a field staff coordinator, a clerical staff to process the data, and a clerical staff coordinator. Steps for selection of the survey district are to obtain voter district maps and decide upon the survey district by means of a checklist. Guidelines for the survey itself suggest methods for public notification, proper behavior, and record keeping. Directions for conducting a registration drive or securing registration sites are presented as an option after statistics on non-registered voters have been compiled. Sample forms include a master voter registration worksheet, postcard, and worksheet of voters requesting a change of address card. A list of helpful community organizations concludes the document. (KC)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Community Surveys, Experiential Learning, High Schools, Political Science, Social Studies, Student Projects, Validated Programs, Voter Registration
Institute for Political and Legal Education, 207 Delsea Drive, RD 4, Box 209, Sewell, NJ 08080 ($1.50).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Div. of Elementary and Secondary Research.
Authoring Institution: Institute for Political/Legal Education, Sewell, NJ.
Note: For a related document, see SO 014 425.