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Colorado
Secretary of State
Jena Griswold

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Colorado Secretary of State logo - cube with a C in it

Colorado
Secretary of State
Jena Griswold

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Colorado Campus Voting Challenge

About the challenge

Secretary Jena Griswold is happy to announce The Colorado Campus Voting Challenge. The Challenge is a nonpartisan competition between higher education institutions in Colorado 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 Colorado Department of State will announce awards for highest campus voter turnout, most improved campus voter turnout, and highest student voter registration rate.

The Colorado Department of State is facilitating the 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 400 member-plus Student Learn Students Vote coalition.  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 Colorado 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. Secretary Griswold is actively urging all Colorado institutions of higher education to stand up, sign up and step forward with the ALL IN Challenge.

If you have questions you can email Ryan Drysdale, assistant director of the ALL IN Challenge (ryan@civicnation.org).