Southern Maine Community College (SMCC) Stands Up for Voter Registration
The Dean of Student Services at SMCC is working with us, making it easy for students to register to vote and request an absentee ballot. This non-partisan effort will reach 685 summer school students who are eligible to vote in Maine, all of whom are off campus right now due to COVID-19.
The college has provided pre-addressed official SMCC envelopes. Volunteers will print out and mail the materials. The students will receive instructions, a voter registration form, an absentee ballot request, a stamped envelope addressed to the student’s local city clerk, and a cover letter that explains why it’s important to vote. As an extra bonus, the envelope itself serves as a proof of residence.
University of Southern Maine (USM) Onboard
We made the same request to USM. They agreed to include a brief article about the importance of registering to vote in their weekly newsletter, which goes to all students. The issue will include the PDF with all the necessary forms and instructions. We’ll reach their entire summer school population without any work or expense on our part.
Public Schools Distribute Forms to High School Seniors
Maine volunteers ran the same project in Portland, sending the same materials to every one of the 440 public school seniors in the city. We quickly followed up by sending the same materials to the 140 graduating seniors in Freeport.
We’re off and running in Maine!