Be the Vote Campaign

At JSA, we know that young people have always been the driving force when trying to show that their voices matter. Generation Z has been a focal point in advancing social change in our country.

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Our Campaign

JSA is dedicated to mobilizing high school students from across the country to get involved in the election process. From Sept. 20, 2023 through the end of the school year, we will be hosting our largest national voter registration drive ever. Over 9,000 students nationwide will be participating in our Be the Vote registration campaign, where students will be encouraged to register as many voters as possible.

In addition to the benefits of increasing high school voter registration, JSA chapters can receive national recognition, state awards, and more by registering the most members. Specifically, during High School Voter Registration Week (Oct. 2 - 6), we encourage chapters to hold a voter registration drive to help reach the campaign's goal.

Campaign Goal and Timeline

Our goal is to register 500 people from Sept. 20, 2023 through the end of the school year.

Each of the nine JSA states will compete to get as many people registered as possible. We’ve partnered with the Civics Center to help us track per capita registration, provide registration updates throughout the competition, and crown a winner.

Track Voter Registrations

Fill out this form to earn chapter points for the Be the Vote campaign's voter registration competition. The chapter that registers the most voters will receive a gift box full of JSA merchandise, as well as a feature on the Junior State of America's instagram page.

Be the Vote Log

Have questions?

Please reach out to your state activism director or JSA state director.

About Be the Vote

Learn more about our Be the Vote campaign and how your JSA chapter can participate in this initiative.
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Follow these steps.


Find someone who isn't registered to vote and be sure to register or pre-register yourself.


Send them to get registered.

Go to Be the Vote

Follow up later to make sure they're registered and ready to vote!

Looking to Help?

There are three easy steps to help others register to vote.

Hold a Voter Registration Drive

Get together with your chapter to organize a voter registration drive at your school. This can be virtual or in-person.

Set a Goal

JSA is trying to get at least 500 people registered to vote. Set a realistic goal for your chapter to see how many people you as a team could get registered.

Be Prepared

Create a list of names of people that you would like to contact. This can include family members, classmates, and community members. Then send each of them the link to register!

Additional resources:

Voter Registration Guide

This guide was developed to provide the information you need to know to be registered and ready to vote come November!

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2023 Activism Guide

This guide was developed to provide information and opportunities about how individuals can get involved in elections at any age and at any location! 

First Time Voter

Are you ready to vote for the first time? If you’re a U.S. citizen, meet your state’s requirements, and will be 18 by election day, you can vote.

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Check Your Voter Registration

Is your voter registration up-to-date? Even if you voted before, from time to time, states and local election offices purge their voter registration lists. That’s why it’s a good idea to check your registration now to make sure you can vote on election day. 

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The Electoral College Explained

You vote, but then what? Discover how your individual vote contributes to the popular vote and your state’s electoral vote in different ways — and see how votes are counted on both state and national levels.

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