First: Be a Voter

It starts with you! Register. Find Your Poll. Research the Issues & Candidates. Verify If You Need an ID. Vote!

Second: Take Action

There are over 18,000 employees across Harvard University, making Harvard the the fifth largest employer in the state of Massachusetts. As a result, employees not only play an essential role at the university, but they are also constituents and citizens who require services and representation.

You can help create a civic culture at Harvard University by being a voter and helping others on your campus to vote. No effort is too small. Along with our dedicated staff and administrative professionals voting toolkit on the organizer resources page, find ideas below on how you can motivate voters on your campus and how to get involved with the Harvard Votes Challenge:


  1. Join your school’s Harvard Votes Challenge team and contribute towards building a strategy to promote voting on your campus in the short and long term.
  2. Promote civic action through staff led activities. Talk to your team about voting and give your team time to vote on Election Day. Use programing to promote voting to the broader public.
  3. Encourage the institutionalization of voter readiness on your campus. Feature voter registration during orientations and onboarding processes. Make voter registration links visible on websites and use official communication channels to inform the campus of important registration deadlines and election dates.
  4. Create visibility around voting. Staff have access to many platforms to help elevate the importance of voting with their campus community. Consider contributing toward HVC content by authoring written pieces for the HVC website, school newsletters and magazines, taking part in promotional videos, and sharing information via social media channels