Visit the project website, Valley Votes Project, here. The website features resources to understand voting, information on how to request an absentee ballot, photos of events this project has hosted, and more.
Virginia - Valley Votes Project
Project Objective: Focusing on the Shenandoah Valley area the project launched a series of voter engagement efforts including a speaker series, updated and interactive website, and voter registration tabling events on college campuses and in the local community.
The Valley Votes Securely
Votes securely and learn how elections are secured in the Shenandoah Valley, Virginia, and the United States more generally.
The Valley Votes Confidently
Vote confidently by listening to this discussion with guest speaker Judd Choate, Colorado Director of Elections.
The Valley Votes Enthusiastically
Vote enthusiastically after watching this discussion on the importance of voting with local elected officials.
The Valley Votes Consistently
Vote consistently and learn how we can improve elections/outreach to build trust and improve turn-out.
The Valley Votes Project
Learn more about the Valley Votes Project and how to prepare for the 2023 elections.
The Valley Votes Project has been hard at work this fall reaching out to voters through a variety of voter registration drives, voter educational materials and speaker roundtables.
Professor Bobbi G. Gentry is educating students at Bridgewater College and the community at large about building trust and understanding of the election process.
The Valley Votes Project is hosting a free event -- the Valley Votes Confidently -- open to the public on how perceptions of elections can impact voters. The event will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 11, at 6 p.m. at Blue Ridge Community College.
Ben Blankenship, a psychology professor at James Madison University, is one of the organizers of the series hosted by the Valley Votes Project. Blankenship is available to speak about the series as well as his research that focuses on trust and different components of society, including trust in elections and trust in government.
Dr. Bobbi Gentry, Associate Professor of Political Science at Bridgewater College, is the recipient of two different grants to strengthen voter education and participation.
When the Scholars Strategy Network announced a new grant opportunity to fund projects meant to increase trust and participation in elections, Virginia SSN chapter leaders Bobbi Gentry and Benjamin Blankenship immediately knew they wanted to apply.