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Department of State

The Hon. Tahesha Way, Secretary of State
2020 New Jersey Ballot Bowl

New Jersey Ballot Bowl

NJ Ballot Bowl 2020 Winners


NJ Ballot Bowl 2020 Touchdown Awards Ceremony

Virtual from Rutgers University - Camden


NJ Ballot Bowl 2020 Touchdown Awards Ceremony Announcement


NJ Ballot Bowl 2020 Kickoff School Shout Outs

Virtual from Saint Peter’s University Video


NJ Ballot Bowl 2020 Kicks Off

We’ve officially started 2020’s New Jersey Ballot Bowl, our annual competition to see which of New Jersey’s colleges and universities can register the most new voters! Learn more and join us!


Civic engagement is key to our civic health. A core mission of the New Jersey Department of State is to promote civic engagement through voting. We want to ensure that everyone who is qualified to vote is encouraged and unencumbered in casting their ballot. That way we can live up to the promise of our founding – that all of us are created equal and deserve every chance to live out our dreams.

To encourage and promote civic engagement, particularly among our young people, the Department of State and Secretary of State Tahesha Way are pleased to announce the launch of the 2020 New Jersey Ballot Bowl - A Statewide Non-Partisan Voter Registration Competition Led By and For Students.

Every election is significant and this year is no exception. But this year COVID-19 has challenged us to change how we attend school or work and participate in activities. Voter registration activities may look different than those your schools have hosted in previous years. That’s okay! We are confident that all of the teams will find creative ways to get potential voters registered and engaged online.

Students at campuses across the state will compete against one another to register the most students to vote. And this year we’ve added a social media video contest to the Ballot Bowl. The competition has begun but there’s still time for your school to sign up. To do that Simply call the Department of State at (609) 777-0884 or email us at and we’ll get you started.

We’re really excited about Ballot Bowl 2020 and we are looking forward to working with each of the teams. But most importantly, we’re thrilled that so many understand the importance of voting and are actively promoting the franchise through this competition.

Good Luck to all of the schools and teams participating!


2018 NJ Ballot Bowl Awards Program



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