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
MN Presidential Primary is March 5th, 2024.
The General Election is November 6th, 2024.
For a full list of dates for Minnesota, go to the calendar
St. Kate's offers Election Day transportation in the St. Kate's VOTER VAN! 8am - 8pm (Roundabout by St. Mary's)
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
Minnesota Legislative Session begins - February 12
Scholars at the Capitol - February 21, 22 (research presentations through MPCC)
Feast of St. Joseph - March 20 (service projects)
St. Kate's Day at the Capitol - March 26
September TBD - St. Kate's Activities Fair
*Stop by our table to get voting resources and practice voting. 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
September 17 - National Voter Registration Day
September 22 - Early Voting in Person in MN begins...
fall TBD - Citizen Katie
October TBD - Elections programming - residence halls and commuter student events
November 6 - Last day to vote = Election Day
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.
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