The Election Continues!Campus Election Engagement Project
We were delighted that youth turnout increased from 21% in 2014 to 31% in 2018, higher than any mid-term total in 25 years. Media analysts are still crunching the numbers, but from early estimates, this means something like 4.5 million more young voters than if they’d voted at the levels of 2014. That’s staggering. Like anything else that’s important, it doesn’t happen automatically, but was the fruit of painstaking work to engage students and their generation and to help them navigate the obstacles.
We’re proud at CEEP to be part of that work. We worked in 22 states involving students in close and important races, both statewide and down-ballot. With worked with two-year and four-year schools, publics and privates, schools serving all manner of students. Our sense was that students did step up and vote when given the opportunity, but that their schools had consciously support them. So our work aims to help them do exactly that.
The 2018 election actually isn’t over. We’ve continued to work with Mississippi campuses around their Nov 27 US Senate runoff, and with Georgia schools around their Dec 4 runoff for secretary of state. So here are some resources we’ve created.
- Georgia Governor Guide mobile-friendly page – Download a PDF Version
- Georgia Runoff Race Voter Resource page
- Georgia Secretary of State mobile-friendly page– Download a PDF Version
- Georgia Runoff downloadable poster on key logistics
- Mississippi Senate mobile-friendly page – Download PDF Version
- Mississippi Senate Runoff Voter Resources page
- Mississippi Runoff downloadable poster on key logistics
With appreciation to all who’ve joined us in helping engage students.