What a tremendous 2015 you’ve had! We hope these implementer updates have been helpful, because looking back, each one serves as a reminder of the great work you have done to register as many students as possible this year.
We hope you’ve gotten something from what we’ve shared, as well, like the TurboVote Voter Engagement Toolkit, outreach tactics around National Voter Registration Day, and content we thought you might like. Thanks to you, we’ve seen some of these ideas put to use and we hope to share even more examples soon.
Mostly, though, we were proud to bring you the stories of partner institutions that put into action their own outreach efforts to tremendous effect. We shared the story of Vassar College and their Matriculation Book strategy that helped sign up 254 students in one day. Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo deployed ambassadors during campus move in day to describe TurboVote to students and encourage them to sign up, which netted 800 single day signups. Kennesaw State University took it upon themselves to create their own fun, descriptive video of TurboVote, making it easy to share around campus and on social media. The University of Virginia simply sent a campus-wide email and signed up 950 new users! These examples just further demonstrate why we are so proud of each one of our partners and the work they do to engage their students in civic participation.
And that work was significant. I am proud to announce today that due to your hard work and dedication, we had more than 30,000 total college partner signups this year! Thank you so much for everything you’ve done and I know we can top in 2016! Please continue to stay in touch with any comments or questions by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We love hearing from you.
Now the moment we’ve all been waiting for...
The final 2015 Registration Leaderboards.
The fact these leaderboards have never been stagnant week-to-week is all the proof you need that our partners never stop working to get more students registered. Single-day signups helped UVA and Cal Poly move up the board quickly, but even they didn’t stop there and continued to gain steadily. SUNY Geneseo has been arguably the most consistent in terms of climbing the leaderboards, adding the greatest percentage of their student body to their total week in and week out, but Brigham Young University has hung right in there in total number of signups. Everyone did a great job and we couldn’t be more proud of you. Congratulations to UVA and SUNY Geneseo for leading their respective leaderboards for 2015. And thank you all for a truly remarkable year!
Leaderboard, by total signups, Nov. 6:
- The University of Virginia - 1702
- California Polytechnic State University - 1461
- SUNY Geneseo - 1225
- Brigham Young University - 1134
- St. Petersburg College - 1119
- Montclair State University - 1084
- Ivy Tech Community College - 894
- Boston College - 807
- The Institute of Politics at Harvard University - 768
- Virginia Tech - 705
- The University of Chicago - 664
- Kutztown University - 639
- Case Western Reserve University - 563
- West Chester University - 516
- The Associated Students of Michigan State University - 488
- Boise State University - 469
- DePaul University - 458
- James Madison University - 455
- Lone Star College - 425
- Macomb Community College - 406
- Polk State College - 405
- Stanford University - 401
- The College of William & Mary - 384
- Miami Dade College - 361
- Broward College - 353
Leaderboard, by percentage of student body, Nov. 6:
- SUNY Geneseo - 22.26%
- Case Western Reserve University - 12.08%
- The University of Chicago - 11.73%
- The Institute of Politics at Harvard University - 11.43%
- The University of Virginia - 10.58%
- Vassar College - 10.50%
- Adventist University of Health Sciences - 9.94%
- Piedmont Virginia Community College - 9.17%
- Boston College - 8.92%
- Simpson College - 8.76%
- Clarkson University - 8.23%
- Hobart and William Smith Colleges - 7.90%
- California Polytechnic State University - 7.80%
- Hastings College - 7.60%
- Kutztown University - 7.25%
- The College Hill Alliance/Mercer University - 7.04%
- Montclair State University - 7.02%
- Chatham University - 6.45%
- Elon University - 6.27%
- The College of William & Mary - 6.12%
- St. Petersburg College - 6.12%
- Polk State College - 5.99%
- Dominican University of California - 5.74%
- Stanford University - 5.68%
- Bates College - 5.42%
Thank you all again and we’ll see you in 2016!
Director of Communications
Democracy Works, makers of TurboVote