When it comes to voting, Katies lead the nation.

The National Study of Learning, Voting and Engagement (NSLVE) just released their 2020 report on student voting trends. St. Kate's voting rate in 2020 was at 80%, compared to the national average of universities at 66%. The full report shares more data.

How to Vote


For a full list of 2021 dates for Minnesota, go to the calendar 

Election Day Transportation: St. Kate's VOTER VAN is back! November 2, 8am - 8pm (Roundabout by St. Mary's / back of CdC)
*Shuttle will take resident students to and from the local polling location

St. Paul campus resident students live in ST. PAUL W-3 P-04 in Ramsey County and can vote at the local polling location, Highland Park Community Center, 1978 Ford Pkwy, St Paul, MN 55116. Directions

St. Kate's Library page for more voting resources

Events and Opportunities

Fall 2021

September 17 - Constitution Day: stop by Cdc (across from info desk) for Pocky and a pocket Constitution plus take our Constitution quiz to be entered to win a prize! 

September 17 - Absentee Balloting and Early Voting in MN begins...

September 23 - St. Kate's Activities Fair: stop by our table to get voting resources and a practice filling out an activities fair themed "ranked choice voting ballot" ... get your St. Kate's I WILL VOTE and LET'S VOTE stickers, a civic engagement pen and walk away with all you need to be informed on the important issues and offices being decided this election across our city, state and nation! 

September 28 - National Voter Registration Day! 

Oct 2 - Citizen Katie - sign up here

October 6-12 - Pizza (or Popcorn) & Politics Programming - residence halls and commuter student events

November 2 - Election Day / St. Kate's Voter Van 

Ongoing / Past resources:

National Issues Forum resources for Deliberative Dialogues

A Century of Civic Engagement: League of Women Voters Minnesota
Ongoing Traveling Exhibit | Locations around Minnesota

MN Suffrage online exhibit on MN Suffrage 
Votes for Women https://vimeo.com/451213690 features alumni Supreme Court Justice McKeig and current student Anastasia Rousseau 

Twin Cities Public Television's Documentary on Suffrage: Citizen 

The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery's exhibit of Suffragist paintings by Leslie Barlow

Professor Otto's service-learning students add their voices to TPT work

Professor Mager's service-learning students add their voices to TPT work

Who represents you?

Please look into who represents you at all the levels within government. Reach out to them, introduce yourself, and let them know what issues you care about and why. Elected officials work on behalf of their constituents. Be in communication with them. 
Sign up for your elected officials' e-newsletters, facebook page and attend "town hall" forums. Look into advocacy groups that are working on issues you care about for direction/guidance on particular bills to encourage your lawmaker to support. 

Find out who represents you 

How to contact to your Legislators

How does the MN State Government function?

Minnesota Legislative Reference Library


MN County Voting Information

Party Websites



MN Green Party

Independence Party

Census 2020

The Census is a once a decade opportunity to make sure everyone is counted in our communities so that communities can obtain resources and have accurate political representation based on the complete count. St. Kate's efforts were recognized by the State alongside many other organizations. Way to go St. Kate's! View the results here.
MN Avoids Losing House Seat by 89 people
5 takeaways (*MN had highest self-response rate in the nation!)

About the Civic Engagement Collective

The Civic Engagement Collective is a group of students, faculty and staff that promotes civic engagement to our university community. We want to insure members of the university community know how register to vote, where to vote and are fully informed about the candidates and issues with the goal to create a vibrant, engaging and respectful political climate during the election cycle. We also focus on the importance of civic engagement beyond elections and work to promote opportunities for engagement, discussion and learning.

St. Kate's Listens + St. Kate’s Votes + St. Kate’s Acts