ERIC Number: ED067342
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Mobilizing the Youth Vote: A Guide to Grassroots Voter Registration.
Multi-District Inst. for Political Education, Pitman, NJ.
This training manual provides step-by-step procedures for organizing a Permanent Voter Registration Committee (PVRC), whose purpose is to register youths who find the usual voter registration fraught with obstacles and confusing. Numerous tips and suggestions to consider in running a high school and community campaign are offered. Registration is aimed at the broadest group of young people, who for the most part are not attending college, since previous registration drives have emphasized the college population sector. The structure of the six member PVRC is described, made up of the student body president, representatives from the sophomore, junior, and senior classes, the social studies department chairman, and a designate of the teachers' union. Members of this Permanent Committee designate other committees on research, volunteers, publicity, finance, and advising, the duties of which are described. An outline registration timetable from January up to the September deadline is provided. Information is presented on registration and voting, questionnaires, and annual political data. Appendices include brief information on how to develop a Registration Campaign Calendar, to canvass, and to advise. (SJM)
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Authoring Institution: Multi-District Inst. for Political Education, Pitman, NJ.