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The Future is Bright: Register Voters with Student Activists

In my two years as a Team Leader for HeadCount I have had the absolute pleasure of registering voters at all types of concerts and events. One thing that I love about HeadCount is how fast and spontaneously an event can come together. This fast-paced planning happened once already this year with March for our…

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Help Register Voters

Help all Americans get registered to vote. Anyone can run a voter registration drive. If you’re a student, teacher, principal or just a good citizen, now is your chance. Visit HeadCount.org/signup to get everything you need to help register voters. Our goal is to make sure 90 percent of high schools host voter registration drives…

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Interview: Jon Perri, Creative Director at Nation of Second Chances

Jon Perri is a Digital Organizer, storyteller and longtime HeadCount volunteer. By day he works as a Director of Campaigns & Partnerships at Change.org, and by night he serves as Creative Director at Nation Of Second Chances: Stories of Clemency. Recently he chatted with us about his work at Nation Of Second Chances, documenting the…

Register Your Classmates at the April 20th School Walkout

Following our voter registration efforts at March For Our Lives, we plan to offer support to any students who want to register classmates during the April 20th school walkout. So if you plan on walking out of school on April 20th, the anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting, and want to register voters, please…

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‘Vote Classy, San Diego: A Conversation with Ron Burgundy and Billy Eichner’

Funny Or Die and Billy Eichner’s “Glam Up The Midterms” first event will be “Vote Classy, San Diego: A Conversation with Ron Burgundy and Billy Eichner,” announced today by Billy Eichner. On Thursday, April 12, Billy Eichner and Ron Burgundy are headed to Oceanside, CA for a live, once-in-a-lifetime conversation about the upcoming primary in…

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How To Run a Voter Registration Drive

Saturday was absolutely incredible. HeadCount volunteers helped register nearly 5,000 voters at March for Our Lives events in 30 cities. This shatters every single HeadCount record. We are in such awe of our volunteers, and of the students of America who put these marches on. But our work doesn’t stop now. Today we released a…

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Registering Voters at March For Our Lives

HeadCount.org is a non-partisan organization that uses the power of music to promote participation in democracy. Now in our 15th year of registering voters at concerts and music festivals, we’re also organizing voter registration drives at MARCH FOR OUR LIVES events all over the U.S. Sign up below to join us at March For Our…

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Bob Weir talks to Parkland, FL Students about Voter Registration

On February 26th, Dead & Company invited a large group of students and parents from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL to their nearby show in Sunrise. Before the show and during setbreak, the entire band met with the group and shared some inspirational words. The group included many of the students who…

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Think You’re Too Young to Register?

Think you’re not old enough to register to vote? If you’re 17 and will be 18 by Election Day, chances are you can. Check out our chart below that details when you are eligible to register or preregister in your state, and when you can start voting!   Click Here to Register To Vote Alaska: You…

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Talk Voting with Bassnectar at Okeechobee

Do you sometimes feel your vote doesn’t count? So does Bassnectar. All this year, Bassnectar’s team is working passionately to advocate for a fairer voting system. That means less gerrymandering, more third party candidates and eliminating the electoral college. Does any of that fire you up? Well then maybe you can talk to Bassnectar about it…

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