About the EVI

The Emory Votes Initiative fosters a more civically engaged campus by providing voter information, increasing voter turnout, and empowering our community with credible political resources. Emory students, staff, and faculty developed this nonpartisan initiative to strengthen and centralize voting efforts on campus. Let’s take the first step toward civic engagement together! One Emory, your vote, our future.
The EVI Steering Committee numbers some dozen faculty, staff, and students from across the Atlanta and Oxford campuses of Emory University. It collaborates with a small group of interns, a larger group of engaged members from across the campus community, and a growing network of student organizations. In 2019–2020, to further Emory’s civic engagement efforts, the Center for Civic and Community Engagement hired a part-time, temporary assistant program coordinator with funds assembled from the Office of the Provost and Emory Campus Life.
  • In 2020 the Emory Votes Initiative reached 100% of first-year student on the importance of civic engagement and voting.

  • In 2019–2020, Emory ranked third nationally for campus TurboVote signups both in absolute numbers and as a percentage of the student body. Emory again landed in the #3 spot on TurboVote’s leaderboard in spring 2021.

  • For a breakdown of Emory student voting data from 2012 through 2018, see our NSLVE Campus Reports.

  • ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge. Emory University earned a Gold Seal from the ALL IN Challenge Campus Democracy Challenge for nonpartisan student voter participation efforts in the 2020 Election (70-80%). Prior to this, Emory and EVI were recognized for increasing student turnout in the 2018 midterm elections by the ALL IN Challenge with a Gold Seal for the Atlanta campus (41% turnout, an increase of almost a quarter over the previous midterms) and a Bronze Seal for Oxford College (28% turnout). Article.

  • Platinum PR Awards, PRNEWS. Emory University received two honorable mentions at PRNEWS’ awards gala in New York for the 2018 midterm election Emory Votes community engagement campaign “Our Civic Duty.”

  • Voter Friendly Campus. For our efforts helping students get the information and tools they needed to vote in 2020 despite the challenges of the pandemic, Emory University has been designated a Voter Friendly Campus for 2021–22 by Campus Vote Project and NASPA.

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  • Follow the Emory Votes Initiative on Facebook and Instagram @emoryvotes.
  • EVI distributes a newsletter every couple of weeks with voting information and EVI news. To join the mailing list, email emoryvotes@emory.edu