State and CITY CAMPUS VOTING Challenges

State and City Campus Voting Challenges are nonpartisan recognition programs for higher education institutions in a particular state or city with a commitment to increasing student voter participation and engagement on campuses across the state or city. Departments of State, Secretaries of State, and nonprofit partners co-facilitate the voting challenges in collaboration with the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge.

Awards given through state challenges are based on campuses’ National Study of Learning, Voting, and Engagement (NSLVE) reports generated by the Institute for Democracy & Higher Education at Tufts University in Mass. Participation in the national ALL IN Challenge will automatically include participation in a state or city challenge. Institutions that opt into the state challenges will be provided guidance and tools to create a democratic engagement action plan for increasing student engagement on their campus.

Scott Hays

“The ALL IN Democracy Challenge has tapped into the essence of what drives most student-athletes, competition, all while raising awareness and support to help increase student voter engagement. Conference USA administrators, coaches and student-athletes strive for excellence in everything that they do, and democratic engagement is no different. The partnership between Conference USA and the ALL IN Democracy Challenge has invigorated a deep desire to make the same impact at the polls as we make on the field. We look forward to our continued partnership and the growth of engagement across the entire conference.”

Scott Hays

Chief of Staff/General Counsel, Conference USA

New Jersey Department of State

“The ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge has been a truly great partner in helping us to expand voter registration and nonpartisan engagement among our college students across New Jersey. Our combined efforts in conducting the Department of State’s annual NJ Ballot Bowl competition along with the ALL IN NJ Campus Voting Challenge enable us to fulfill a critical core mission – promoting nonpartisan civic engagement through voting, particularly among our college student voters.”

Tahesha Way

Secretary of State of New Jersey

Michigan Department of State

The Michigan Department of State has partnered with the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge since 2019 on the nonpartisan Michigan Collegiate Voting Challenge, which provides support and recognition to Michigan colleges and universities to increase student voter engagement. Through our partnership with ALL IN, we’ve been able to provide nonpartisan voter engagement support and tools as well as trusted election information to Michigan institutions. Since the launch of the Michigan Collegiate Voting Challenge, our engagement with campuses, through efforts like the Michigan Collegiate Student Voting Task Force, has continued to increase each year.”

Jocelyn Benson

Secretary of State of Michigan

To learn more about a specific State of City Campus Voting Challenge, click on the appropriate logo below.

Boston Votes Challenge
Delaware Campus Voting Challenge
Florida Campus Voting Challenge
Iowa Campus Voting Challenge
Maryland Campus Voting Challenge
Washington Campus Voting Challenge
Washington D.C. Campus Voting Challenge
Wisconsin Campus Voting Challenge


To learn more about current state challenges or to launch a state challenge connect with Ryan Drysdale ([email protected]).