Mission

Our goal is to reach 100% voter registration and turnout on Brown’s campus

Brown Votes is a non-partisan, campus-wide, collective impact initiative committed to preparing students with the skills and experiences necessary to become informed voters with a lifelong commitment to the habits of democracy.

Brown Votes works to strengthen pro-voter efforts on campus. Brown Votes works to streamline pro-voter initiatives at Brown University by providing a hub for resource-sharing, communication, and coordination among student groups and university initiatives. We also strive to promote civic engagement among international students, DACA students, and undocumented students who are not traditionally included in civic engagement programming.

Affiliation with the ALL IN Ivy League Votes Challenge

Brown University is a member of the ALL IN Ivy League Voting Challenge,  an intercollegiate voter participation challenge. This challenge has created a coalition of students, administrators, and faculty members from each Ivy League institution who share best practices and resources with one another. The objective of this friendly competition is to increase and improve civic engagement efforts on all participating campuses.

Brown's Voting Turnout History

Brown’s previous voter registration and turnout numbers leave significant room for improvement. This election year we hope to reach 100% voter registration and turnout for eligible voters.

62.9%

in 2016 General Election

46.1%

in 2018 Midterm Election

73.9%*

in 2020 General Election

*Brown’s 2020 NSLVE data has not been confirmed due to enrollment data discrepancies likely caused by the summer semester model employed by Brown University during the pandemic. Corrected numbers will be updated when available.*