"Nobody will ever deprive the American people of the right to vote except the American people themselves, and the only way they could do this is by not voting."

    - Franklin D. Roosevelt



The John C. West Forum has partnered with TurboVote to encourage more students to get involved in their local elections. Follow this link to sign up! You can register to vote, get updates on your registration status, and get text and e-mail reminders about elections.

Washington Monthly Recognizes Winthrop Student Voting for 5th Straight Year

Winthrop University remains a South Carolina higher education institution leader in turning out the student vote in national elections, according to Washington Monthly. Winthrop is among the top 230 colleges/universities in the Student Voting category of the 2022 Washington Monthly College Rankings and is one of only four institutions listed from the Palmetto State. Read more about Winthrop's student voting efforts.


Voter Friendly Campus Distinction

Winthrop University is one of more than 200 U.S. campuses designated as a “Voter Friendly Campus.”

The initiative, led by national nonpartisan organizations Fair Elections Center’s Campus Vote Project (CVP) and NASPA – Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, held participating institutions accountable for planning and implementing practices that encourage their students to register and vote in 2020 elections and in the coming years. 

Winthrop is one of four colleges in South Carolina to earn the designation. Read more about our efforts.



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