About the Challenge
The Michigan Collegiate Voting Challenge is a nonpartisan competition between higher education institutions in Michigan with a commitment to increasing student voter participation and engagement on campuses across the state.
There will be three award categories for both 4-year institutions and 2-year institutions, awarded based on student voter participation in the November 2020 election using data from NSLVE. The Department of State, in partnership with the office of Governor Gretchen Whitmer, will announce awards for highest campus voter turnout, most improved campus voter turnout, and highest student voter registration rate.
The Michigan Department of State is facilitating this voting challenge in collaboration with the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge, a national nonpartisan nonprofit that works in partnership with numerous local and national nonpartisan organizations in the Student Learn Students Vote coalition, which has more than 400 members. Awards will be based on campuses’ National Study of Learning, Voting, and Engagement (NSLVE) reports generated by the Institute for Democracy & Higher Education at Tufts University in Mass. Participation in the Michigan Challenge will automatically include participation in the national ALL IN Challenge and awards competition.
Institutions that opt into the Challenge will be provided guidance and tools to create an action plan for increasing student engagement on their campus. There is no sign-up cost to participate.
Learn more about how the Michigan Collegiate Voting Challenge works, other state voting challenges and if you have any further questions you can email Ryan Drysdale, assistant director of the ALL IN Challenge (firstname.lastname@example.org).