NESCAC partners with ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge

NESCAC partners with ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge

NESCAC institutions have partnered with the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge for a NESCAC Votes initiative. The NESCAC Votes initiative seeks to inform and increase civic engagement and share non-partisan voter registration tools and resources in advance of Election Day on November 3.

NESCAC Release

The NESCAC athletic directors have committed to designate Nov. 3 as a day off from athletic activity to support students in their ability to vote on Election Day and to be involved in the democratic process.

The NESCAC Votes initiative grew out of collaborations between staff at Middlebury College, Bowdoin College and the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge in the summer of 2018. It relies on groundbreaking research and analysis on college-student voting conducted by Tufts University's Institute for Democracy & Higher Education.

NESCAC Votes aims to increase the voter turnout rate by at least 11 percentage points across the 11 NESCAC campuses in the 2020 general election, from an average of 53 percent to 64 percent. NESCAC students are working with campus organizations to increase awareness, voter registration, and voter turnout at each institution.