Penn Leads the Vote
Penn Leads the Vote [PLTV] is a student-run, non-partisan program that increases voter engagement among Penn’s student body. Penn Leads the Vote is founded on the notion that civically engaged students are vital to fully realizing the potential of democratic society. Serving both the undergraduate and graduate bodies of the University of Pennsylvania, PLTV connects the Penn community with the resources needed to register and check your registration, to be informed, and to get out to the polls! Throughout the year, PLTV encourages students to learn about and engage with current issues and politics at the local, state, and national level. PLTV welcomes academic and research partnerships, such as ABCS courses, that can help develop, implement and evaluate PLTV strategy. PLTV also will encourage students, faculty, and staff to engage with, learn from, and support the Philadelphia community on issues related to voter and civic engagement. Overall, PLTV strives not only to increase voter participation but also to facilitate meaningful and active civic engagement throughout the University of Pennsylvania community.
Penn Leads the Vote [PLTV] is focused on four phases of work to encourage civic engagement on Penn's Campus: (1) Voter Registration, (2) Voter Education, (3) Voter Turnout, (4) Ongoing Civic Dialogue and Voter Engagement.
Penn Leads The Vote [PLTV] was established in 2004 and operated by Fox Leadership until 2014. PLTV was reestablished in 2018 in the Netter Center for Community Partnerships in collaboration with the Office of Government and Community Affairs.