Princeton’s Vote 100 pledge encourages student civic engagement

Tuesday, Oct 16, 2018

Inspired by Princeton’s informal motto, “In the Nation’s Service and the Service of Humanity,” students are leading a movement on campus to get their peers to vote. 

The Vote 100 campaign encourages all undergraduates to “participate in the 2018 midterms or any other applicable elections, and to engage civically through advocacy, service or any avenue that is personally resonant.” With three weeks until Election Day on Nov. 6, 28 percent of undergraduates have so far signed the Vote 100 pledge.

The Vote 100 initiative kicked off in September with a Stand Up and Vote comedy show and voter registration drive in Richardson Auditorium. The campaign encourages all undergraduates to participate in the 2018 midterms or any other applicable elections, and to engage civically.

Sponsored by the Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Students (ODUS) and organized by a team of student leaders, Vote 100 aims to increase civic engagement among Princeton students. College students nationally are among the age demographic with the lowest voting rates. 

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