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. In the 2020 election, 69% of eligible students voted on Election Day, nearly 12% more than in 2016!
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. Interested in joining the taskforce? Email [email protected].
Taskforce members include faculty and staff across multiple schools and departments, including:
- Center for Student Engagement
- Columbian College of Arts and Sciences
- Government Relations
- GW Law School
- Multicultural Student Services Center
- Office of Enrollment Management and the Student Experience
- Office of External Relations
- School of Medicine and Health Sciences
Students and student organizations are also well represented. Student members represent:
- Graduate School of Education and Human Development
- GW Black Law Student Association
- GW College Democrats
- GW College Republicans
- Interfraternity Council
- Multicultural Greek Council
- Organization for Latino American Students
- Residence Hall Association
- Student Association
- Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration