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Minnesota College Ballot Bowl


Minnesota College Ballot Bowl is a voter registration competition where campuses across the state compete against one another over the course of several weeks to register the most students.

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Message from Secretary Simon

Secretary Simon would like to congratulate all the participants of the inaugural Minnesota College Ballot Bowl:

“Thanks to the hard work done by student leaders across the state more Minnesotans than ever before were registered to vote before Election Day, and Minnesota’s voter turnout of 74.72 percent is likely to be number one in the nation. It’s important we continue to get good habits started early with young Minnesotans and I look forward to working with campus leaders to find new and innovative ways to increase civic engagement.”

 

2016 Winners and Results

  • The University of Minnesota campus that registered the largest number of students is the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, which registered 8,417 students.

  • The University of Minnesota campus that registered the largest percentage of its student body was University of Minnesota, Rochester, which registered 113 students, or 23 percent of its student body.
     
  • The four-year Minnesota State University campus that registered the largest number of students and the largest percentage of its student body was Winona State University, which registered 1,861 students, or 24 percent of its student body.

  • The campus in Minnesota’s Private Colleges that registered the largest number of students and the largest percentage of its student body was Gustavus Adolphus, which registered 1,318 students, or 63 percent of its student body.

  • MSCSA conducted their own Voter Cup, a biennial tradition that recognizes two community and technical college campuses for pledging students to vote, and announced the winners last week. The campus that pledged the highest number of students was Century College. The campus that pledged the highest percentage of students was Minnesota West Pipestone.

 

Minnesota State Universities

Campus Registrations  Estimated % Registered
Winona State  1,861  24%
Minnesota State Mankato 625 5%
St. Cloud State 537 5%
Minnesota State Moorhead 420 8%
Southwest State 237 10%
Bemidji State 200 4%
Metropolitan State 20 >1%

 

 

Private colleges and universities*

Campus Registrations  Estimated % Registered
Gustavus Adolphus  1,318  63%
Concordia Moorhead 784 39%
Hamline 614 16%
Carleton 506 27%
St. Scholastica 348 8%
Saint Mary's 306 6%
St. Olaf 200 7%
Macalester 182 8%
Augsburg 155 4%
St. Thomas 115 1%
Bethany Lutheran 88 18%
Bethel 78 3%

 *College of Saint Benedict/Saint John's University and Saint Catherine University registered students to vote but did not tally their results.

 

University of Minnesota Campuses*

Campus Registrations  Estimated % Registered
Twin Cities  8,417 21%
Duluth 1,939 20%
Rochester 113  23%

*UM Morris registered students to vote but did not tally their results.