New Voters Project

UO joins Pac-12 Voter Challenge to help spur election turnout

UO students, faculty members and staff can up their voter engagement game through Pac-12 Voter Challenge. To encourage more people to register and turn out to vote, the University of Oregon has joined the All IN Campus Democracy challenge to encourage greater student participation in voting and civic life.

Get the Ducking Vote Out

A politician who’s popular with the youth vote is sometimes a blessing and a curse.  Take Sen. Bernie Sanders’ 2020 presidential campaign. Back in February, Sanders had support from 50 percent of college students, according to a poll from Chegg/College Pulse.… Read more

Youth virtually engage their peers on National Voter Registration Day

Eugene, Oregon — Although COVID-19 has reshaped the election landscape in 2020, as in the past, motivated young Americans are leading the efforts to mobilize their communities this fall, even with minimal face-to-face interaction on campus. On National Voter Registration Day (Tuesday, Sept. 22), college student leaders with the OSPIRGs’ New Voters Project will raise their peers’ awareness over social media, organize diverse coalitions of student groups and hold virtual events in an online effort to register thousands of students to vote.

Ducks “Keep it 100” to Mark Voter Registration Day

The “Keep It 100” campaign has partnered with OSPIRG, a student advocacy group on campus, to conduct a competition running through Oct. 13 to see which UO athletics teams can recruit the most registered voters over the next three weeks

OSPIRG Students join nationwide effort to mobilize the youth vote

Eugene, OR — As voter registration numbers plummet across the country because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, a powerhouse lineup of artists, activists, influencers and elected officials will kick off Democracy Summer 2020 Thursday evening at a virtual event.

Youth Vote Posts Strong Showing in 2012 Elections

New expert estimates indicate that turnout of young voters between the ages of 18 and 29 will likely exceed 50 percent in yesterday’s national election.  This strong showing places 2012 on par with record 2008 turnout rates and bucks predictions of a precipitous drop-off in young voter participation.