Other Big Ten Schools - Challenge info:
Ohio State includes results
Cap Times article 9/26/17
Big Ten Voting Challenge
On September 18, 2017, the UW-Madison Chancellor announced the Big Ten Voting Challenge. This is a nonpartisan initiative to encourage students to exercise their right to vote.
After the 2018 election, trophies will go to two universities — the one with the highest eligible voter turnout; and the one with the most improved turnout, as compared to 2014
Voting information for UW-Madison students is at vote.wisc.edu.
Tufts University's National Study of Learning, Voting, and Engagement (NSLVE) will provide results for the challenge.
Quotes from the National Report: (emphasis added)
Page 14: "Compared to the rest of the country, institutional voting rates in New York, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania tended to increase the most, while institutions in Georgia, Wisconsin, and Mississippi had the largest decreases, on average."
Page 15: "Unlike voting rates, registration rates did not increase appreciably. And in states like Georgia and Wisconsin, registration rates declined significantly."
Results citation: Institute for Democracy & Higher Education: National Study of Learning, Voting and Engagement. (2016). 2012 & 2016 NSLVE Campus Report. Medford, MA.
Using Your NSLVE reports. (Pronounced "N-Solve"). Item #1: "Create and charge a task force responsible for action."
Proposal for a task force: A task force should represent the entire University community, and have the prestige to influence the entire University. Membership might include:
At the same time that this task force is being formed, conduct a public campaign to solicit specific ideas from a wide-range of people. Such a campaign will be the first step towards encouraging engagement. The student senate and the University’s civic engagement center should work together to solicit ideas and evaluate them. They should present proposals and recommendations to the task force.
The task force would evaluate proposals presented to them, and recommend a comprehensive plan to engage students in learning about issues, candidates, and voting procedures; and to increase student registrations and casting of ballots. The task force might meet once or twice per semester, starting fall of 2017.
There are many other Wisconsin campuses (outside the B1G Ten) that are participants in NSLVE. Participants include these colleges: Beloit, St. Norbert, Edgewood, Lawrence, Madison Area Technical, Marian, and Morraine Park Technical. Participants include all UW universities and colleges except Eau Claire, Milwaukee, Platteville, and River Falls.
"One of our missions as an American educational institution is to prepare and encourage everyone who passes through the university to be an active, engaged citizen. Voting is one important aspect of this. It is essential to our democratic form of government and a responsibility that comes with citizenship." -From UW-Madison's Chancellor Rebecca Blank's blog, January 29, 2016
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