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Stanford a leader in national effort to get out the vote on college campuses
Stanford is currently ranked first in the nation for the most college students registered to vote on the digital voting platform TurboVote. The feat is the result of a major campus-wide campaign to increase voter registration and turnout this election season...
How Stanford Used TurboVote to Mobilize for the Midterms
In the spring of 2018, Stanford faculty, staff, and students met to discuss how to improve voter participation. They grappled with the fact that, according to NSLVE data, fewer than 16.7% of eligible voters at Stanford participated in the 2014 midterm election. They had no idea at the time, but that meeting would spark a campus-wide effort that mobilized hundreds of people from every corner of the university to help take Stanford from a school where less than one in five students voted in the 2014 midterm elections, to one that made 19 appearances on the TurboVote Leaderboard, our biweekly ranking of campus partner signups...
Why college students could draw new attention in 2020: Their turnout doubled for the midterms, study finds
College students across the United States more than doubled their rate of voting between the 2014 and 2018 midterm elections, according to a study published Thursday by Tufts University — a dramatic spike in political engagement that could draw unprecedented attention to these voters in next year’s presidential election...
Toward a democracy that works for all
Last year, Stanford saw an unprecedented increase in campus voter turnout. StanfordVotes, a Haas Center initiative that seeks to register and mobilize voters, had registered over 2,500 people by November 2018. While less than 17% of eligible students cast their ballots in the 2014 midterms, that proportion shot up to 42.9% in 2018. Most significantly, the voter turnout rate among registered students more than doubled, from just over 30% in 2014 to just under 70% in last year’s midterms...
Voting is a civic duty
Our right to vote is hard-won. It took centuries of struggle to establish this right — for property-less men, for women, for African Americans, and, in 1971, for all US citizens over the age of 18. The right to vote is fundamental to protecting, asserting and defining many of our other rights. Almost all of the social and economic rights Americans enjoy today — from Medicare and Medicaid, the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act, the Occupational Health and Safety Act, and the Clean Air Act — exist because citizens elected public officials who voted to enact them...
SIG hosts ‘Party at the Post Office’ event to increase voter turnout
Over 400 students showed up on Saturday to a voter turnout event organized by StanfordVotes, an initiative held by Stanford in Government (SIG)...
Voting accessibility, engagement increase under new StanfordVotes initiatives
Eligible voters will now have the option to register and vote in the presidential primary election at the new Santa Clara County Vote Center at Tressider Union between this Friday and Mar. 3, otherwise known as Super Tuesday...
New enrollment hold encourages students to register to vote
During the 2018 elections, only 61% of Stanford students were registered to vote. But before enrolling in next quarter’s classes, 100% of Stanford students will now at least have to think about it...
StanfordVotes urges students to turn out on Super Tuesday
Organizers for the campus-wide campaign StanfordVotes share why student-voter turnout next week is so important...
Thousands of Stanford students register to vote ahead of midterm election
A campus-wide campaign to encourage participation in next week’s midterm elections has helped students register to vote...
Thanks to StanfordVotes, thousands of students have registered for the midterm election
Thousands of Stanford students have registered to vote in recent months, following a campus-wide voter registration campaign. The push for civic engagement is, in part, a response to a historically lower-than-average voter turnout among Stanford students, compared to colleges and universities nationwide...