Gephardt Institute voting plan earns high marks

The Gephardt Institute for Civic and Community Engagement received a perfect score for its  2024 Voter Engagement Action Plan from the All In Campus Democracy Challenge, a national nonpartisan initiative to improve college student voter turnout.

WashU students vote at a higher rate than the national average of 66%. (Photo courtesy of the Gephardt Institute)

The plan includes strategies to increase graduate and professional student voting rates, which have lagged behind undergraduate rates; to increase overall turnout to 72%; and to establish voter engagement hubs in each of Washington University in St. Louis’ academic schools. 

According to Tufts University’s Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life, a record-breaking 71% of eligible Washington University students voted in the 2020 presidential election. For more information, visit the Gephardt Institute website.

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