Washington Campus Voting Challenge

Washington Campus Voting Challenge

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.

Campuses that join the Challenge complete a set of action items, with the support of ALL IN staff, to institutionalize nonpartisan democratic engagement at their institution.

How Does the Challenge Work?

Join the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge

Select a primary contact person and complete the online form to have your campus join the Challenge. Any campus administrator or faculty member may serve as the primary contact; students may not serve in this role. We suggest that before committing your campus, you receive approval from the appropriate individual, office, or department.

Establish and Institutionalize a Campus-Wide Voting Coalition

Convene a campus-wide committee that includes members from all important stakeholder groups, including academic affairs, student affairs, faculty, senior administration, and the student body.

Develop and Implement a Campus Action Plan

Document an action plan that describes your institution’s strategy to increase student voting rates and help students form the habits of active and engaged citizenship. Your plan must include your campus’ participation in the National Study of Learning, Voting, and Engagement (NSLVE). Action plans will be shared publicly on the Challenge’s website.

Participate in the National Study of Learning, Voting, and Engagement (NSLVE)

Share your campus’ NSLVE report with the Challenge. Information from the report will be used to determine designation seals and awards.  Reports will not be shared publicly, however we ask that you post them on your campus’ website.

Be Recognized

All participating campuses are recognized for joining the Challenge and making a commitment to increasing student voting rates and helping students form the habits of active and engaged citizenship.  Campuses with student voting rates of 50% and above will earn seals, and campuses with exemplary efforts will win awards.

2023 ALL IN Awards Celebration

The 2023 ALL IN Awards Celebration will be hosted virtually on Tuesday, November 14, 2023 at 11:00 AM PT to recognize colleges and universities as well as individuals for their efforts to increase nonpartisan democratic engagement and student voting in the 2022 midterm election.

The following Washington Campus Voting Challenge awards will be announced for Washington community colleges and 4-year institutions after the ALL IN Awards Celebration.

Highest 2022 Campus Voter Turnout
Highest 2022 Campus Voter Registration Rate
Most Improved 2022 Campus Voter Turnout

The Office of the Secretary of State will also hold a ceremony celebrating our state's 2022 winners in February 2024. More info to come!

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, Director of Impact and State Networks at ALL IN ([email protected]).