AVCA creates award for college volleyball teams with 100 percent voter turnout

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One of the nation’s top volleyball organizations is rolling out a new award to encourage college volleyball players to vote.

The AVCA recently unveiled the Voting Community Award that will be presented to college teams with a 100 percent voting turnout among their eligible players and coaches for the upcoming U.S. presidential election.

Teams eligible for this AVCA award must have their head coach be a member of the volleyball coaching organization. In addition, the team by Nov. 6 — three days after the federal elections — needs to submit its AVCA Voting Community Award form certifying that all eligible voters on the team cast their ballots.

There is no limit to the amount of teams that can win this award.

As part of the introducing this award, the AVCA released a video of college coaches and players encouraging people to register and vote. Lewis coach Dan Friend was among the coaches featured in the promotional video.

The deadline to register to vote or request an absentee ballot varies from state to state. To learn more information about how to register to vote, click here.