Rhode Island Campus Voting Challenge En Español
The Rhode Island Campus Voting Challenge is a nonpartisan competition between higher education institutions in Rhode Island 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 RI Department of State will announce awards for highest campus voter turnout, highest student voter registration rate and most improved voter turnout. In November of 2021, we will formally announce the winning participants in the Rhode Island Collegiate Voting Challenge.
The Rhode Island 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 Rhode Island 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.