Your rights as a Student Voter

The Brennan Center for Justice (great org run out of NYU) just came out with a “guide to explain the rights of student voters”. Their website is here. Their press release:

ith thousands of young and new voters expected to participate in the 2008 election, today the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law launched an online legal guide to student voting. Students across the country will face unique challenges when they register to vote and cast ballots this November, and the interactive
Legal Guide to Student Voting provides an easy-to-use state-by-state analysis of voting laws tailored specifically to college students.

The Brennan Center Guide also dispels common myths about the registration process that can impede student voters—particularly students attending college away from home—as recently described in the New York Times.

With a thorough synthesis of the voting regulations in 50 states and the District of Columbia, the Guide features a clickable map of the United States with concise guidelines about the often complicated registration, residency, voter ID, and absentee laws that vary in each state. By scrolling over a given state, the Guide allows students to
quickly determine how to cast a ballot whether they are voting in their home state or out of state.

There are so many resources for youth voting this year, it’s ridiculously easy to vote / register to vote. And kudos to Brennan. This goes beyond “how to register to vote” and instead attacks people’s legal questions and the FUD (fear, uncertainty and doubt) surrounding Student Voting head-on.