National Study of Learning, Voting, and Engagement Report on Stockton Voting in 2016

We're excited to share Stockton’s report from the National Study of Learning, Voting and Engagement (NSLVE) that presents voting data among Stockton students in 2016. This report provides information about Stockton students’ registration and turnout rates in both the 2012 and 2016 general elections, including estimates of overall registration and turnout levels as well as estimates broken down by several student demographic characteristics.

You can view the full report here, which shows voter registration and turnout rates among Stockton students improving in 2016. Here are some highlights:

  • Stockton’s voter registration rate went from 74.3% in 2012 to 78.8% in 2016, up 4.5 percentage points
  • 67.4% of registered Stockton students voted in 2016, up from 59.9% in 2012. That’s a 7.5 percentage point increase over 2012 turnout levels.
  • The overall voting rate of all students went up from 44.5% in 2012 to 53.1% in 2016, an increase of 8.6 percentage points
    • Stockton’s 53.1% turnout rate in 2016 is nearly 3 points higher than all institutions (50.4%). In 2012, Stockton’s voting rate was 2.4 points less than all institutions.
  • 85% of Stockton students voted in person on Election Day
  • The older the student, the more likely they were to vote
  • 67% of women students voted in 2016, up 15 points from ’12; 62% of men voted, up 14 points from 2012