Minnesota's Democracy Cup is the statewide collegiate voter turnout competition. Every two years, your campus and campuses across Minnesota can compete against one another to achieve the highest percentage of voting of those eligible to vote. The Democracy Cup fosters a concerted campus effort-- through friendly competition and a burst of civic-mindedness-- to get your student body out to vote.
Whether your campus is two-year, four-year, public, or private, this competition will help increase voter registration and voting where you are and on campuses throughout the state.
This effort is co-sponsored by the Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State, LeadMN (student association for public two-year colleges), Students United (student association for four-year state universities), Minnesota Student Association (student government for the University of Minnesota), Minnesota Association of Private College Students and Minnesota Campus Compact.
Winners are determined by the college and university voting rate according to the National Student for Learning, Voting, and Engagement (NSLVE) at Tufts University. The NSLVE is the largest study of student voter engagement with over 1,100 colleges and universities enrolled and has been tracking voting data since 2012.