The Honorable Tahesha Way is New Jersey’s 34th Secretary of State and the state’s Chief Election Official. Among her many responsibilities is overseeing statewide civic engagement, particularly on issues impacting our youth.
Secretary Way is well-versed in the overlapping struggles in our nation’s history to enfranchise women and minorities, the disabled, and our youth. She is deeply committed to helping all Americans affect their own destiny and our common destiny by participating fully in our democracy.
In keeping with that focus, Secretary Way launched the 2018 New Jersey Ballot Bowl. The Ballot Bowl is a non-partisan, statewide collegiate voter registration competition in which students at campuses across the state competed against one another to register the most students to vote.
On, Oct. 30, Secretary of State Tahesha Way, joined by emcee Tina Cervasio, of FOX 5 WNYW, and New York Giants defensive back Michael Thomas, announced the winners of the 2018 New Jersey Ballot Bowl. Colleges and universities across the Garden State competed to see who could register the most voters before the Oct. 5 contest deadline. The statewide registration deadline was Oct. 16. The schools were divided into three conferences based on undergraduate populations and the winners were:Conference 1 – Rutgers Newark
Representatives from many of the colleges and universities that competed attended the awards, which took place on the Rutgers – New Brunswick campus. They included mascots, students, faculty and other dignitaries.
At Rutgers University last week, @Michael31Thomas helped announce the winners of the inaugural New Jersey Ballot Bowl, a non-partisan, statewide collegiate voter registration competition. #ElectionDay pic.twitter.com/1nYHL1I51J— New York Giants (@Giants) November 6, 2018