Governor’s Student Voter Registration Challenge

Timeline:

Aug. 7 – Inslee and Wyman host conference call for participating schools

Sept. 25 – National Voter Registration Day

Oct. 8 – Deadline for online/mail-in voter registration, or voter information updates, for the Nov. 6 election

Oct. 29 – Deadline for in-person new Washington state voter registration for the Nov. 6 election

Nov. 6 – Election Day

Nov. 30 – Winning schools announced

Gov. Jay Inslee has launched the Governor’s Student Voter Registration Challenge in partnership with Secretary of State Kim Wyman. The goal of the challenge is simple – to register as many eligible students as possible before the Nov. 6 General Election.

“We want to make sure that everyone has the opportunity to make their voices heard,” Inslee said. “We want to boost not only the number of young registered voters, but also the percentage of those registered voters who cast a ballot on or before Election Day.”

The challenge asks all of Washington’s higher education institutions to participate. The competition categories are as follows:

  • Community and technical colleges with the highest percentage of new registrations and updated registration information (change of address, change of name, etc.).
  • Community and technical colleges with the highest overall percentage of students registered to vote (includes students who were previously registered before the challenge began).
  • Four-year universities with the highest percentage of new registrations and updated registration information (change of address, change of name, etc.).
  • Four-year universities with the highest overall percentage of students registered to vote (includes students who were previously registered before the challenge began).

The winning teams will be invited to Olympia for lunch at the Governor’s Executive Residence and will receive recognition on the governor’s social media.

To participate, schools must register their campus team with the Governor’s Office by emailing RaShelle Davis at rashelle.davis@gov.wa.gov

Participating schools will be provided resources to help track their voter registration efforts.

Current Participants:

Community and Technical Colleges    Four-Year Universities 

Bates Technical College:

Online Registration Link - https://weiapplets.sos.wa.gov/myvote/?Org=BTC

School Contact – jkern@bates.edu

Central Washington University:

Online Registration Link - https://weiapplets.sos.wa.gov/myvote/?Org=CWU

School Contact – ASCWU.Legislature@cwu.edu

Bellevue College:

Online Registration Link -https://weiapplets.sos.wa.gov/myvote/?Org=BC

School Contact – l.resse-taylor@bellevuecollege.edu

Eastern Washington University:

Online Registration Link - https://weiapplets.sos.wa.gov/myvote/?Org=EWU

School Contact – asewupresident@ewu.edu  

Cascadia College:

Online Registration Link - https://weiapplets.sos.wa.gov/myvote/?Org=Cascadia

School Contact -rriopel@cascadia.edu

Evergreen State College:

Online Registration Link - https://weiapplets.sos.wa.gov/myvote/?Org=TESC

School Contact – adkcha31@evergreen.edu

Centralia College:

Online Registration Link - https://weiapplets.sos.wa.gov/myvote/?Org=Centralia

School Contact – shelley.bannish@centralia.edu

Gonzaga University: 

Online Registration Link - https://weiapplets.sos.wa.gov/myvote/?Org=GU

School Contact – vandenboom@gonzaga.edu

  

Clark College:

Online Registration Link - https://weiapplets.sos.wa.gov/myvote/?Org=Clark

School Contact – sgruhler@clark.edu

Pacific Lutheran University:

Online Registration Link - https://weiapplets.sos.wa.gov/myvote/?Org=PLU

School Contact – dolanrl@plu.edu

Clover Park Technical College:

Online Registration Link - https://weiapplets.sos.wa.gov/myvote/?Org=CPTC

School Contact – asg.legislation@cptc.edu

Saint Martin’s University:

Online Registration Link - https://weiapplets.sos.wa.gov/myvote/?Org=SMU

School Contact – jbirkenstein@stmartin.edu

Columbia Basin College:

Online Registration Link - https://weiapplets.sos.wa.gov/myvote/?Org=CBC

School Contact – mbotu@columbiabasin.edu

University of Puget Sound:

Online Registration Link - https://weiapplets.sos.wa.gov/myvote/?Org=UPS

School Contact – abihl@pugetsound.edu

Edmonds Community College:

Online Registration Link - https://weiapplets.sos.wa.gov/myvote/?Org=ECC

School Contact - wanthony@edcc.edu

University of Washington

Online Registration Link – https://weiapplets.sos.wa.gov/myvote/?Org=UofW

School Contact - asuwogrc@uw.edu

Everett Community College:

Online Registration Link - https://weiapplets.sos.wa.gov/myvote/?Org=EveCC

School Contact – jrhodes@everettcc.edu

University of Washington Bothell:

Online Registration Link - https://weiapplets.sos.wa.gov/myvote/?Org=UWBothell

School Contact – asuwbcom@uw.edu

Grays Harbor College:

Online Registration Link - https://weiapplets.sos.wa.gov/myvote/?Org=GHC

School Contact - aaron.tuttle@ghc.edu

University of Washington Tacoma:

Online Registration Link - https://weiapplets.sos.wa.gov/myvote/?Org=UWTac

School Contact - asuwtla@uw.edu

Green River College:

Online Registration Link - https://weiapplets.sos.wa.gov/myvote/?Org=GRCC

School Contact – DFergueson@greenriver.edu

Washington State University:

Online Registration Link - https://weiapplets.sos.wa.gov/myvote/?Org=WSU

School Contact – savanna.kresse@wsu.edu

Highline College:

Online Registration Link - https://weiapplets.sos.wa.gov/myvote/?Org=HC

School Contact - cthompson@highline.edu

Western Washington University:

Online Registration Link - https://weiapplets.sos.wa.gov/myvote/?Org=WWU

School Contact – AS.Voting.Coordinator@wwu.edu

Lake Washington Institute of Technology:

Online Registration Link - https://weiapplets.sos.wa.gov/myvote/?Org=lwtech

School Contact – sheila.walton@lwtech.edu

Whitman College:

Online Registration Link - https://weiapplets.sos.wa.gov/myvote/?Org=Whitman

School Contact – aswc_president@whitman.edu

Lower Columbia College:

Online Registration Link - https://weiapplets.sos.wa.gov/myvote/?Org=LCC

School Contact - pclearwater@lowercolumbia.edu

 

Northwest Career Colleges Federation:

Online Registration Link - https://weiapplets.sos.wa.gov/myvote/?Org=NCC

School Contact – maryann@nwcareercolleges.org

 

Olympic College:

Online Registration Link - https://weiapplets.sos.wa.gov/myvote/?Org=OC

School Contact – dmurphy@olympic.edu

 

Perry Technical Institute:

Online Registration Link - https://weiapplets.sos.wa.gov/myvote/?Org=PTI

School Contact - christine.cote@perrytech.edu

 

Pierce College Puyallup:

Online Registration Link - https://weiapplets.sos.wa.gov/myvote/?Org=pcpuyallup

School Contact - scooke@pierce.ctc.edu

 

Renton Technical College:

Online Registration Link - https://weiapplets.sos.wa.gov/myvote/?Org=RTC

School Contact - jsupinski@RTC.edu

 

Seattle Central College:

Online Registration Link - https://weiapplets.sos.wa.gov/myvote/?Org=SEACC

School Contact – Patricia.Gorman@seattlecolleges.edu

 

Shoreline Community College​:

Online Registration Link - https://weiapplets.sos.wa.gov/myvote/?Org=Shoreline

School Contact – agonzalez@shoreline.edu

 

Skagit Valley College:

Online Registration Link - https://weiapplets.sos.wa.gov/myvote/?Org=SVC

School Contact - brian.murphy@skagit.edu

 

Spokane Community College:

Online Registration Link - https://weiapplets.sos.wa.gov/myvote/?Org=SCC

School Contact - Bruce.Steele@scc.spokane.edu

 

Spokane Falls Community College:

Online Registration Link - https://weiapplets.sos.wa.gov/myvote/?Org=SFCC

School Contact - cole.bond@sfcc.spokane.edu

 

South Puget Sound Community College:

Online Registration Link - https://weiapplets.sos.wa.gov/myvote/?Org=SPSCC

School Contact - Rlane2@spscc.edu

 

South Seattle College

Online Registration Link - https://weiapplets.sos.wa.gov/myvote/?Org=SSC

School Contact - Monica.lundberg@seattlecolleges.edu

 

Tacoma Community College:

Online Registration Link - https://weiapplets.sos.wa.gov/myvote/?Org=TCC

School Contact - scmorgan@tacomacc.edu

 

Wenatchee Valley College at Omak:

Online Registration Link - https://weiapplets.sos.wa.gov/myvote/?Org=WVCO

School Contact – ETofte@wvc.edu

 

Whatcom Community College:

Online Registration Link - https://weiapplets.sos.wa.gov/myvote/?Org=Whatcom

School Contact – HFarani@whatcom.edu

 

Walla Walla Community College:

Online Registration Link - https://weiapplets.sos.wa.gov/myvote/?Org=WWCC

School Contact - ricardo.l.aguilar@student.wwcc.edu

 

Yakima Valley College:

Online Registration Link - https://weiapplets.sos.wa.gov/myvote/?Org=YVC

School Contact - lyolo@yvcc.edu

 

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