St. Olaf takes part in the National Study of Learning, Voting, and Engagement (NSLVE), an initiative that looks at aggregate election turnout data from more than 1,000 colleges and universities across the country to better understand college student political learning and engagement in democracy.
Compared to other schools, St. Olaf historically is a fairly engaged campus. While we are certainly proud of the level of civic engagement on the Hill, we also recognize there is always room to grow!
of eligible St. Olaf student voters voted in the 2016 election. The national average was 50.4%.
eligible St. Olaf student voters registered to vote in the 2016 election.
of eligible St. Olaf student voters chose to vote absentee in the 2016 election.