Rock Your Rights

For the most part, voting is easy. If you’re at least 18 years old and a U.S. citizen, you’re good to go.

And at Rock the Vote, we hope we can help make it even easier – with our online registration tool, voting info, and answers to your voting questions.

But unfortunately, sometimes sh*t happens. From confusing rules and bureaucratic snafus to intentional efforts to stop students, young people of color, and others from voting, we face threats to our rights every election year.

What Can You Do?

If you’re wrongfully turned away from the polls or denied the right to register to vote, call 1-866-OUR-VOTE, a hotline run by our partners at the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under the Law. They can help you out.

But you can also do more – take action for both your right and others’ right to vote.

Volunteer with Rock the Vote and help us "Rock Your Rights" in 2008.

Sign up here or email field (at) to volunteer or become a Street Team Leader in your community.

With our partners – including the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights, Video the Vote, and many, many more – we’re fighting to make sure every eligible 18-29 year old can vote on November 4, 2008.

Just a few of the actions we’re taking to Rock Your Rights in 2008 are:

  • Spreading the word about the 1-866-OUR-VOTE or 1-888-VE-Y-VOTA (for Spanish-speakers)
  • Keeping you updated with the latest election info at our Election Center 2008. (coming soon!)
  • Letting you know about breaking voting and voting rights issues via our email and text message lists. Sign up at
  • Deploying volunteers to watch-dog the polls on Election Day, and using video and mobile technology to document voting rights problems.
  • Working to get polling places on campuses.
  • And, of course, running the biggest youth voter registration and get-out-the-vote effort in history!

Sign up to volunteer with Rock the Vote and help us Rock Your Rights in 2008.