When it comes to voting, Katies lead the nation.

The National Study of Learning, Voting and Engagement (NSLVE)'s most recent report on student voting trends shows that 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

Elections

September 23 - Absentee Balloting and Early Voting in MN begins... Vote by mail or in person through November 7
The General Election is November 8, 2022.
For a full list of 2022 dates for Minnesota, go to the calendar 

Not a MN resident? Go here to find info on your state specific voting dates.

Election Day Transportation: St. Kate's VOTER VAN is back! Tuesday, November 8th, 8am - 8pm (Roundabout by St. Mary's / back of CdC)

St. Kate's Library page for more voting resources

What is Needed to Register?
Registering to vote is easy and will take you under five minutes. You must be eighteen years old or older, a U.S. citizen, a resident of Minnesota for twenty days (if you are voting here) and finished with all parts of a felony sentence. You will also need your Minnesota driver’s license, Minnesota identification card number, or the last four numbers of your Social Security number; unless you live on campus, then you just need your St. Kate's ID. 

Offices up for Election in Minnesota:
U.S. Representative, Governor & Lt. Governor, Secretary of State, State Auditor, Attorney General, State Senator, State Representative and Judicial seats. 

You could have more than one of these offices on your ballot:
County Officials, City Officers, School Board Members, Township Officers, and Local ballot questions. 

Events and Opportunities

Fall 2022

September 15 - St. Kate's Activities Fair: stop by our table to get voting resources and practice voting in our elections booths. Get your St. Kate's I WILL VOTE and LET'S VOTE stickers, a civic engagement pen and walk away with all the info you need to be an informed voter.

September 17 is Constitution Day: Information and activities on Friday, September 16th in Coeur de Catherine

September 20 - National Voter Registration Day! 

Oct 8 - Citizen Katie - sign up here

Oct 11 - PBS Citizen film at O'Shaughnessy - reserve your free ticket here

October TBD - Elections programming - residence halls and commuter student events

November 8 - Last day to vote = Election Day

Election Day Transportation: St. Kate's VOTER VAN is back! Tuesday, November 8th, 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

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

 

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