Cornell Votes hosts second-annual civic celebration to commemorate unprecedented voter turnout
By Julia Senzon

Cornell Votes held its second-annual Civic Celebration in Willard Straight Hall Memorial Room on Sunday to celebrate Cornell’s historic voter turnout this year and recognize civic engagement leaders.

Cornell Votes is a University-sponsored nonpartisan student organization within the David M. Einhorn Center for Community Engagement. The organization was established in 2020 to expand voter turnout and democratic engagement on campus.

“Students come to Cornell from different states, knowledge about civic engagement and opinions on who to vote for,” said Patrick Mehler ’23, co-founder and president of the organization. “Cornell Votes prides itself on helping all students vote regardless of where, when, how or for whom; only through Cornell Votes and its dedication to nonpartisanship can every Cornellian be engaged in the civic process.”