Community Challenge Encourages Student Voter Engagement
Sept. 22, 2020
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. — Launched on National Voter Registration Day, Illinois Wesleyan
University is participating in a friendly competition against Illinois State University
and Heartland Community College to encourage voter engagement across the three campuses.
Action Research Center Coordinator Bevin Choban ’10 spoke at a virtual kickoff event
which included representatives from the three competitors and local election officials.
“At IWU, one of our core mission values is preparing Titans for lifelong democratic
and global citizenship,” Choban said during the kickoff event. “In that spirit, we’re
thrilled to partner with ISU and Heartland to engage as many students as possible
in the 2020 election.”
In addition to the BloNo Campus Voter Registration Challenge, several campus organizations
are encouraging student voter engagement, including the “Titan Votes” initiative organized by Student Senate in partnership with the Athletics Department.
Students will be “counted” for the voter registration challenge by posting and tagging
their Instagram posts about registering to vote with #Titanvotes2020, and tagging
@iwusports and @iwusenate. Alternatively, students can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
to be counted. Participants will also be entered in an IWU Athletics raffle.
Information about voter registration can be found at vote.gov.