About Us

Voter education and registration activities historically have been important undertakings of the nation’s colleges and universities. To support and enhance these civic engagement activities among students, the Washington Higher Education Secretariat launched the National Campus Voter Registration Project and Your Vote, Your Voice in 1996

These efforts gained heightened importance in 1998 when Congress mandated that all colleges and universities make a good-faith effort to distribute voter registration forms to all degree- or certificate-seeking students attending class on campus.

Your Vote, Your Voice is the cooperative effort of nearly 50 Washington, D.C.-based national higher education organizations.


David L. Warren
National Association of Independent College and Universities

Muriel A. Howard
American Association of State Colleges and Universities

Richard H. Ekman
Council of Independent Colleges


Washington Secretariat Members

American College Personnel Association (ACPA)

Council on Governmental Relations (COGR)

Thurgood Marshall College Fund


ACT, Inc.

American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE)

American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)

American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO)
American Association of Community Colleges  (AACC)

American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU)

American Association of University Professors (AAUP)

American Council on Education (ACE)

American Dental Education Association (ADEA)

American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC)

Association of Academic Health Centers (AAHC)

Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U)

Association of American Law Schools (AALS)

Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)

Association of American Universities (AAU)

Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities (ACCU)

Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT)

Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges (AGB)

Association of Higher Education Facilities Officers (APPA)

Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU)

Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU)

Association of Research Libraries( ARL)

College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR)

The College Board

Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE)

Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU)

Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA)

Council for Opportunity in Education (COE)

Council of Graduate Schools (CGR)

Council of Independent Colleges (CIC)



Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU)

NAFSA: Association of International Educators (NAFSA)

NASPA: Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA)

National Association for College Admissions Counseling (NACAC)

National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education (NAFEO)

National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA)

National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO)

National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU)

National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA)

National Association of System Heads (NASH)

National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

National Council of University Research Administrators (NCURA)

University Professional and Continuing Education Association (UPCEA)
More information about the Washington Higher Education Secretariat is available on line at www.whes.org.