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Part of the Eagleton Institute’s Center for Youth Political Participation, RU Voting encourages Rutgers students to pay attention to politics, register to vote, and turn out on Election Day. This non-partisan effort is administered by Dr. Elizabeth C. Matto, an Associate Research Professor at the Eagleton Institute of Politics.









RU Voting is the resource Rutgers students, administrators, and faculty rely upon for registration and Election Day information. The project is dedicated to registering, educating, and mobilizing students to participate in the political process. RU Voting’s efforts are supplemented by research, conducted by Professor Elizabeth Matto and a team of undergraduate researchers, regarding the civic and political engagement of Rutgers students specifically and young adults nationwide. This research component informs RU Voting’s outreach efforts, linking the practice of politics to the study of politics, and serves as an invaluable educational experience for Rutgers students.

Rutgers University-New Brunswick is part of the National Study of Voting, Learning, and Engagement (NSLVE), the signature initiative of the Institute for Democracy and Higher Education (IDHE) at Tufts University. Participation in this study provides voter registration rates and voter turnout rates for the Rutgers University-New Brunswick campus. These results are based on enrollment records submitted to the National Student Clearinghouse (FERPA-blocked records excluded) and publicly available voting files collected by Catalist.  Rates for the 2012, 2014, and 2016 elections are available below.

2012 and 2016 NSLVE Report-Rutgers University-New Brunswick

2014 – NSLVE Report-Rutgers University-New Brunswick

2014 and 2018 NSLVE Report-Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Partner in National and State Voter Registration Challenges

RU Voting is a partner program involved in several National and State Voter Registration Challenges for the 2018 Election season!

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