Max Ganske

Hamline Student Recognized for Voter Engagement Work

Hamline University and the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge announce that Max Ganske ’26 has been recognized as part of the 2023 ALL IN Student Voting Honor Roll. The ALL IN Student Voting Honor Roll awards college students doing outstanding work to advance nonpartisan democratic engagement at participating campuses.

“Through his passion and dedication, Max Ganske has made a significant impact on our campus community and has inspired countless students to become more engaged citizens,” said Dr. Patti Kersten, dean of students. “His tireless efforts have been instrumental in ensuring that his fellow students have the opportunity to have their voices heard and their votes counted.”

Ganske joins a group of 175 students recognized for their voter registration, education and turnout efforts ahead of last year’s historic midterm elections. The 2022 midterm elections saw one of the highest youth turnout rates for a midterm election in the past 40 years — an estimated 23% of young people ages 18 to 29 turned out to vote.

“Max’s dedication and hard work in organizing weeks of tabling in Anderson Center for voter registration, providing valuable resources and information, and educating students about the importance of civic engagement have been truly inspiring,” Kersten said.

The ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge empowers colleges and universities to achieve excellence in nonpartisan student democratic engagement. With the support of the ALL IN staff, campuses that join the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge complete a set of action items to institutionalize nonpartisan civic learning, political engagement and voter participation on their campus. The ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge currently engages more than 9.8 million students from more than 965 institutions in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.