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Serving Democracy: Nonprofit Voter Engagement

This article, published in the Nonprofit Quarterly, outlines the essential components of nonprofit voter engagement, the agency-based model, challenges and opportunities, and new research.

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Collection of Voter Participation Research

Our public policy collection hosts a wide selection of articles, reports, and studies on voter participation.

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Election Reform Gains in 2015

2015 was a good year for measures designed to make it easier to register and vote. In this webinar we discuss some of those reforms and the effect they're expected to have.

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Factsheets

Nonprofits Increase Voting

A 2010 study of nonprofit voter engagement at Detroit area nonprofits conducted by Nonprofit VOTE and Professor Kelly LeRoux.

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Reports

Harris Poll: Public Supports Nonprofits

This 2010 Harris Poll reviews public opinion on who has too much (or too little) power and influence in Washington DC, as well as trends over time.

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CIRCLE: Youth Voter Engagement

CIRCLE conducts research on civic education in schools, colleges, and community settings and on young Americans' voting and political participation, service, activism, media use, and other forms of civic engagement.

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Nonprofits Strengthening Democracy

Findings from a study that measured the impact of seven nonprofits who conducted voter engagement in the Detroit area during the 2010 election.

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Number of Public Charities in the United States, 2010

This resource categorizes and counts the nation's nonprofit organizations.

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The Sector’s Economic Impact

This report details the nonprofit sector's contribution to the American economy.

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U.S. Elections Project – Voter Turnout

The U.S. Elections Project is the best source of information for state and national turnout data dating back to the 1980 presidential election. It provides timely and accurate election statistics, research reports, and other useful information.

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US Nonprofit Sector

Learn more about the nonprofit sector with this collection of facts and figures.

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Reports

Volunteering in America

This issue brief reviews volunteering trends and community factors, as well as their implications.

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Voting Counts as a Healthy Habit

This article discusses the potential mental and physical health benefits of voting.

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Who Votes, Who Doesn’t, and Why

Pew discusses the spectrum of voters and non-voters, including regular voters, intermittent voters, registered but rare voters, and unregistered adults.

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Youth Voting Data Map

CIRCLE's interactive state-by-state map illustrates demographics and data on youth voting and youth registration for presidential and midterm elections over the last 30 years.

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