Your 2018 GOTV Voter Cup Winners!

After an intense GOTV season filled with hard work and passion from all schools who competed, LeadMN would like to announce our two winners of the 2018 Voter Cup:

Most students pledged: Century College
Highest percentage of students pledged: South Central College - Faribault

View President Becerra's announcement!

Top ten rankings and a full list of numbers for all schools can be found below.

Most Pledges School Total
1. Century College 1508
2. Normandale Community College 980
3. North Hennepin Community College 947
4. ARCC-Coon Rapids 887
5. Minneapolis College 687
6. Inver Hills Community College 592
7. Rochester Community & Technical College 562
8. Dakota Community & Technical College 427
9. CLC-Brainerd 393
10. Anoka Tech 371
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Highest Percentage School Total
1. South Central College-Faribault 76%
2. M State-Wadena 74%
3. CLC-Staples 47%
4. Anoka Tech 29%
5. Riverland-Austin / ARCC-Cambridge 26%
7. Century College 25%
8. Dakota Community & Technical College 22%
9. Hibbing CC / North Hennepin CC / CLC-Brainerd 21%

GOTV Victories Across the Board

In addition to pledging students, students at schools across the state held events, campaigns, and drives around GOTV that really made this election season stand out from others. Many schools, such as Rochester Community and Technical College, held candidate meet-and-greets for students to speak one on one with those who wanted to represent them. Other schools held voter education events, such as North Hennepin’s National Voter Registration Day or Minneapolis College’s Coffee and Culture series. Anoka-Ramsey - Coon Rapids even held a carnival to get students excited about the election and informed about how and where to vote! 

Your hard work resulted in an amazing end to our GOTV campaign, with over 15,000 pledging to vote and over 3,000 students registered! In addition, over 200 students early voted at our St Paul College early voting location. Students were more engaged than ever this year, resulting in Minnesota leading the country with a voting rate of an astounding 62%!

For more information about the state of voting and civic engagement in our Minnesota schools, check out this report. 

What’s Next?

GOTV may be over, but advocacy and civic engagement have just begun here at LeadMN. Our Promise, Transfer Pathways, and Food Insecurity campaigns are getting into full swing, with grassroots organizing beginning at all of our campuses. Through letters to legislators, engaging students and their peers, and other advocacy and lobbying strategies, LeadMN will continue fostering a culture of civic engagement around these crucial campaigns. Look for opportunities to get involved on campus and with your Student Senates on initiatives related to these campaigns, or apply for an internship to work directly with LeadMN on one of these issues!

Get Involved!

Contact LeadMN Director of Outreach Molly Budke at mbudke@leadmn.org or Outreach Coordinator Raisa Elhadi at relhadi@leadmn.org.

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