There is just one competition in the state of Utah that all 10 universities and colleges have an equal shot at winning: The Utah Campus Cup.
The Utah Campus Cup is a statewide voting challenge sponsored by the Utah Lieutenant Governor’s office. Schools across the state compete for bragging rights and the honor of hosting the Campus Cup trophy until the next election.
The process of determining a winner will be based on two factors: voter registration, which is 40 percent of the overall score, and the “I voted” social media campaign, which is 60 percent.
College students who registered to vote at various registration drives around campus, or online with their unique school URL, completed the first part of the competition. Registered student voters can now log on to their favorite social media sites to help their school win.
Use #slccvotes to support Salt Lake Community College
Post a picture or video of yourself voting with the hashtag #slccvotes on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Snapchat. Any post to any social media platform must be publicly visible to be recorded in the competition.
While it is legal to take a picture with your ballot, it is generally frowned upon and not allowed at official voting locations.
The Lieutenant Governor’s office will monitor all social media activity using the Tagboard post aggregator. After the election is over, the institution that accumulates the most registrations and posts in relation to the student body and alumni base wins the competition.
Every election is important, but the Utah Campus Cup gives SLCC students some extra incentive to cast their ballot. Read our voting article for more information about mail-in ballots and voting deadlines.