One of the innovative ideas we're promoting for the final two weeks before the election is getting information out to students via QR codes like the one to the left, for our Voter Education Resources page. People can scan these codes with their smartphones to go straight to the sites you're promoting. You can use QR codes on posters and other media, but one great way to catch students' attention while they've got some spare time is with tabletop slips in the campus cafeteria. Feel free to adapt these templates that our Virginia staff developed, and you can make your own QR codes for free right here. A lot of students are intimidated from voting because they feel like they don't know enough about the issues: They're learning so much in their classes that they're starting to realize how little they know about the things they don't spend several hours a week studying. That's why it's so important to give them convenient access to comprehensive, nonpartisan guides to major races, such as our breakdown of the presidential candidates' stands on the issues. You can also direct students to resources that will allow them to protect their voting rights, such as Election Protection or, for campuses with a lot of students from other states, the absentee voting experts at Long Distance Voter!
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