USD Votes Campaign

About USD Votes

USD Votes is a committee composed of students, faculty, and administrators who support the mission of the University of San Diego by working to increase civic awareness and voter participation in the USD community.

We participate in the National Study of Learning, Voting, and Engagement, and use the information collected in that study to guide our efforts to register voters on campus.

USD participates in two college voter-participation competitions. We participate in the All In Campus Democracy Challenge. We received a Bronze Seal for having voter turnout above 50% in 2016, and a Gold Seal for having voter turnout above 40% in 2018.

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This year, we are also competing in the California Secretary of State's Ballot Bowl!

We have made a constantly evolving, ambitious plan to register and turn out more students in 2020. We welcome input and new participation from all sources!

Join us

  • Follow our Instagram account @usdvotescampaign, where we frequently post updates and highlight members of our USD community. We're also going to host social media challenges and contests throughout the semester, so make sure to stay on the lookout for those as well!
  • If you're interested in joining our efforts this upcoming semester as we prepare to take on the 2020 General Election, please follow us on Instagram, send us a DM to let us know you're interested OR email our org's president Linnea Leidy (lleidy@sandiego.edu). We will then add you to our email list and keep you updated with our volunteer opportunities.
  • To get more information about USD Votes, you can also email Dr. Casey Dominguez, caseydominguez@sandiego.edu.

Do more!

Want to promote USD Votes in your own community?

That's fantastic! 

Looking for resources to share? Please check out and share our YouTube page, where you will find a brief video about voter registration that you can share with classes, groups, and friends. It also has videos on to register in each of the 50 states, assembled by the USD Votes team. 

We also have a flyer that describes the basics about registering to vote. Feel free to share and post!

For faculty: If you're a faculty member, check out our advice about how to encourage your students to vote, and what laws to watch out for if you are giving any kind of extra credit around election activities. 

We are happy to support your efforts to spread the word about voter registration and voting. Let us know how we can help!