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Ahead of 2024 Elections, College Students Recognized for Voter Registration, Education and Turnout Efforts

ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge honors 137 college students across the country for their nonpartisan voter registration and turnout successes in 2023

Today, the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge (ALL IN) announced that 137 college students were selected for the third annual Student Voting Honor Roll. ALL IN’s Student Voting Honor Roll recognizes college students at participating campuses who have gone above and beyond to advance nonpartisan student voter registration, education and turnout efforts in their communities. The diverse group of honorees spans 36 states, representing 20 community colleges, 20 Hispanic-Serving Institutions, 8 Historically Black Colleges & Universities, and 7 Asian American Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institutions. The full list of student honorees is available here.

Students were a driving force in getting their campuses registered and to the ballot box in 2023. All across the country, they helped their peers make their voices heard on critical ballot measures and local and state races. 

Whether it’s a presidential election year or one with critical state and local races on the ballot, students have a powerful role to play in fostering active and engaged campuses and getting their peers to participate in our democracy. Ahead of the 2024 presidential election, the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge is honored to celebrate 137 student leaders who model nonpartisan democratic engagement,” said Jennifer Domagal-Goldman, Executive Director of the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge. “These honorees hosted candidate information sessions, created guides on polling location accessibility, registered their peers to vote and so much more. We know these students will continue to make a difference in our democracy.”

Studies show that voting and democratic participation are habits that are built and strengthened over time. A recent survey from CIRCLE showed that 86% of under-35 youth who voted in 2022 and 72% of those who voted in 2020 consider themselves extremely likely to vote in 2024. Colleges and universities have an important role to play in encouraging their students to become active and engaged citizens at the ballot box and beyond.

The ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge empowers colleges and universities to achieve excellence in nonpartisan student democratic engagement. With the support of the ALL IN staff, campuses that join the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge complete a set of action items to institutionalize nonpartisan civic learning, political engagement and voter participation on their campus. The ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge engages more than 1,000 institutions enrolling over 10 million students in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Campuses can join ALL IN here