The national awards program is a nonpartisan initiative that recognizes and supports campuses as they work towards increasing student democratic engagement and full student voter participation.
MCCC was recognized for achieving a campus voting rate of between 40 and 49 percent for the 2018 midterm elections. It was one of 560 institutions honored at the ALL IN Challenge Awards Ceremony last month in Washington, D.C.
“MCCC is very proud to receive this national recognition,” said MCCC Director of Government and External Relations Michael Bettinger. “We are committed to providing students with opportunities for engagement, and this award demonstrates the high level of civic participation among our student body. We look forward to continuing these efforts into the future.”
Student participation in elections has risen overall from the 2014 midterm election to the recent midterm election from 19 percent to 40 percent.
MCCC recorded above-average voter turnout numbers with around 45 percent of students casting their ballots at the recent midterms.
Around 67.3 percent of students registered to vote with 66.7 percent of them voting.