The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, including the two branch campuses in Washington County and Waukesha, received a platinum seal for excellence in student voter engagement from a leading voter advocacy group after voting rates increased in the 2018 midterm election.
This platinum seal is awarded by the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge for student voting rates that are above 50%. The seals are based on voter turnout data from the National Study of Learning, Voting, and Engagement (NSLVE), an initiative of Tufts University’s Institute for Democracy & Higher Education.
Voting rates increased from 2014 to 2018 across all three of UWM’s campuses:
- Main campus: 54.1%, up from 42%.
- Washington County: 60.3%, up from 51.4%.
- Waukesha: 61%, up from 47.1%.
The ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge is in the process of determining 2020 seal levels for their ALL IN Challenge Awards Ceremony this fall. All UWM voting reports can be viewed here.