UMaine senior selected for 2023 ALL IN Student Voting Honor Roll

University of Maine senior Ashley Brown has been selected for Civic Nation’s 2023 Student Voting Honor Roll as part of the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge.

Brown, a political science and economics double major from Richmond, Maine, is among 175 college students across the U.S. who were inducted into this year’s honor roll, recognizing their extensive efforts to increase voter registration, education and turnout on their campuses. 

Brown, who also is working toward a master’s degree in global policy through the UMaine School of Policy and International Affairs 4+1 program, was a member of the UMaine UVote Student Voting Ambassador program this academic year, and spearheaded an ambitious social media campaign to register, educate and turn out her fellow students to vote. The Student Voting Ambassadors were co-lead by Ben Evans, associate director of student involvement, and professor Rob Glover in the Political Science Department. 

Civic Nation is a nonprofit that supports high-impact organizing and education initiatives that help make the U.S. more inclusive and equitable. Its All In Campus Democracy Challenge highlights participating colleges and universities for their work in boosting voter turnout among students and institutionalizing political engagement and civic learning. 

Civic Nation named UMaine one of its most engaged campuses for college student voting last year, and awarded the university a Highest Voter Turnout Award in 2021 for nonpartisan student voter participation efforts in the 2020 election. Both honors were also awarded through the All In Campus Democracy Challenge.