WashU Votes

WU voting rate for 2020 election up eight percentage points since last cycle, to record 71%

WU voter turnout rose 8.4 points between the 2016 and 2020 elections

| Managing Editor

WU students participate in St. Louis city mayoral primary through voting and advocacy

Engagement of eligible voters in the St. Louis City mayoral primary was just 22.12%, with 44,538 people casting 69,607 votes using the new “approval voting” system, March 2.

| Staff Reporter

WU students use new streamlined process to cast votes at the Athletic Complex, as Republicans maintain hold on Missouri

A streamlined voting process enabled a smooth Election Day for on-campus Washington University undergraduate voters, as Republicans swept Missouri’s elections and won a swing House district just west of the University.

and | Senior News Editors

Half of WU students voted in 2016. Turnout this year may look different.

Just 52.5% of eligible students voted in 2016 and 41.8% in 2018, but as students head to the polls today, there is optimism that student voter turnout will increase from past years to meet WashU Votes’ goal of 62.5%.

| Associate Editor

With vote pledge competition and other initiatives, student-athletes work to increase voter turnout

This year, WashU Votes has collaborated with the athletic department and the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) to run a series of initiatives to help student-athletes engage with the election.

Clara Richards | Staff Reporter

Hoping to get involved with the election on campus? Here are a few different ways to still participate

Here’s a list of ways that you can get involved in the election on campus this year and remain informed.

Justin Moreno | Staff Writer

‘It’s part of our civic duty’: WashU Votes aims to increase turnout, prepares to help students vote by mail

WashU Votes, a partner of the Washington University Gephardt Institute for Civic and Community Engagement, is aiming to increase student voter turnout for the Nov. 3 presidential election by 10 points from 2016.

Orli Sheffey | Staff Reporter

College Democrats, Gephardt Institute introduce targeted efforts to maintain student political engagement

College Democrats and the Gephardt Institute have ramped up efforts to maintain high political engagement within the student body as the March 10 Democratic primaries and the November presidential election approach.

| Senior News Editor

WashU Votes and SU host Party at the Polls

WashU Votes, an arm of the Washington University Gephardt Institute, teamed up with Student Union to host a Party at the Polls event during the national midterm elections Nov. 6.

| Senior News Editor

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