Washington Campus Voting Challenge Awards Ceremony
The 2020 Washington State Awards ceremony is coming! We are working with our new Secretary of State Steve Hobbs to plan individual visits and present in person to our 2020 winning schools!
We hope to share more news in January announcing the winners and plans for award presentations.
Congratulations to Washington's All In National Award winning campuses!
We are so proud of your efforts and they are making a difference! Nearly three of four registered 18- to 24-year-olds in Washington voted in the 2020 General Election, an all-time state record!
Champion Campus Awards - Highest Undergraduate Voting Rate
University of Puget Sound
Platinum Seal Campuses 80%–89% voter participation or higher in the 2020 Presidential Election
University of Puget Sound
Gold Seal Campuses 70%–79% voter participation
Eastern Washington University
University of Washington
Washington State University
Bronze Seal Campus 50%–59% voter participation
Part of the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge, the Washington Campus Voting Challenge is a nonpartisan competition among higher-education institutions aimed at increasing student voter participation and encouraging colleges and universities to help students form the habits of active and informed citizenship.
Washington institutions will receive support from the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge and be eligible to earn state and national recognition for their efforts to increase voter registration and turnout on campus.
What does my Campus need to do?
Any accredited, degree-granting, post-secondary institution may join and there is no cost to participate. Any employee of the institution completes a join form on the ALL IN Challenge website.
Joining the ALL IN Challenge automatically includes your campus in the Washington Campus Voting Challenge.
A campus-wide voting coalition will develop and implement a democratic engagement action plan. This coalition should include students, faculty, student affairs, community/national organizations, and local election office staff and can be any size.
The campus-wide voting coalition develops an action plan that guides increased engagement on campus. The ALL IN Challenge has example action plans, guidelines, rubrics, webinars, and other resources available.
Share your action plan with the campus community and submit to the ALL IN Challenge to be eligible to earn national awards.
Every two years, participating institutions receive a detailed campus voter registration and voter turnout report from NSLVE. Campuses share their NSLVE report with the ALL IN Challenge to be eligible to earn state and national recognition.
Institutions participate in the National Study of Learning, Voting, and Engagement (NSLVE) at the Institute for Democracy & Higher Education at Tufts University. There is no cost to participate in NSLVE and the study is compliant with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
Check here to see if your campus has already authorized NSLVE. If your campus hasn't authorized NSLVE, submit this 2-page authorization form to [email protected].
Using campus voter turnout data from NSLVE reports, the ALL IN Challenge issues recognition seals and national awards.
In addition to national recognition, Washington institutions participating in the ALL IN Challenge are also automatically eligible to earn state awards from the Washington Secretary of State's office through the Washington Campus Voting Challenge.
With your help, Washington can lead the way in engaging young people in our democracy and show the nation that we value the voices of the next generation. Join us, and let’s go ALL IN.
If you have questions you can email [email protected] or Ryan Drysdale, Associate Director of the ALL IN Challenge ([email protected]).