St. Paul, MN (KROC-AM News)- Winona State University (WSU) has been awarded the Democracy Cup for 2020. 

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The Minnesota Secretary of State’s Office says WSU led all four-year public state universities for voter turnout in the 2020 election with nearly 74% of students casting ballots. The University of Minnesota saw the highest turnout of the state’s four-year public universities with 80% of students voting in the 2020 election. 

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Students at Inver Hills Community College led voter turnout for Minnesota’s two-year public colleges while St. Olaf took home the top turnout spot for the state’s private colleges. Those schools saw a 72% and 87% student voter turnout respectively.

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Secretary of State Steve Simon is scheduled to award the cup to Winona State University during a ceremony on Monday.

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