GW has one of the most politically active student bodies in the nation. GW Votes is a nonpartisan coalition of students, faculty and staff that promotes voter registration and participation among our students.
57.9% of GW students voted in the 2016 election, compared to 50.4% of all Americans. Our goals are to see 30% of students vote in 2018 and 65% of students vote in 2020.
TurboVote makes sure students always know when elections are happening and have the information they need to vote with confidence.
GW students can sign up to receive election reminders, get registered to vote and apply for their absentee ballot.
The GW Taskforce on Voter Engagement is chaired by Amy Cohen, Executive Director of GW’s Honey W. Nashman Center for Civic Engagement and Public Service within the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Community Engagement.
Taskforce members include faculty and staff across multiple schools and departments, including:
Students and student organizations are also well represented. Student members represent: