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Commit to 100%
Join Hopkins Votes by committing to register 100% of your eligible students to vote.
Why should you commit to 100% registration?
During the 2018 midterm cycle, 44.8% of Hopkins students who were eligible to vote cast a ballot. By committing to 100% participation in the 2020 election, you and your organization can boost student turnout and help Hopkins Votes fulfill its mission to cultivate an active, more engaged electorate. Hopkins Votes has created toolkits and training to help you and your team make this happen.
Student Engagement Activities
All-In Campus Democracy Challenge
Johns Hopkins has joined more than 1,400 college campuses across the country in the All-In Campus Democracy Challenge, a national, nonpartisan initiative that inspires, supports, and celebrates colleges and universities working to improve civic learning, political engagement, and voter participation. JHU President Ronald J. Daniels serves on the All-In Challenge’s President’s Council and solicits engagement from fellow Centennial College presidents.
In 2019, Johns Hopkins received two All-In Campus Democracy Challenge awards after an increase in student participation during the midterm election cycle from 14.4% in 2014 to 44.8% in 2018. The university earned Gold Certification—reserved for schools with a student voting participation rate between 40% and 49%—as well as a Best in Class award for the most-improved voting rate at a large, private institution.
In 2020, JHU is working to:
- Increase the undergraduate student voting rate from 42.1% in the 2016 general election to at least 62.1% in the 2020 general election
- Increase the overall voting rate among all eligible students (undergraduate and graduate) from 55.8% in 2016 to at least 75% in 2020
- Continue to increase student voter registration rates annually by ensuring voter registration opportunities are available every semester, with increased attention to local elections
Ask Every Student
Johns Hopkins is an active participant in Ask Every Student, a national program that augments the university’s voter engagement activities.