11/19/2013 - Our President Catherine Benavidez helped coauthor an op-ed with students from IOP National Campaign schools titled "Student Loans: The Other Debt Crisis." So far, it has been published in many school newspapers including The Harvard Political Review, as well as local sources such as Austin's The Horn. Congratulations Cat! Read it here.
10/03/2013 - We have updated our blog! New look and some new content, we hope to continue to add more news, photos, and frequent UT Votes updates. Visit the blog here.
Fall 2013 Events
DID YOU KNOW: Not only is first registration important, but so is keeping your residential address updated! Every year, thousands of citizens are disenfranchised because they forget to change their address in time for elections. Updating your address is easy, follow the links on the sidebar or ask a UT Votes officer how!
WHO WE ARE
GET INVOLVED: If you are a UT undergraduate and looking to step up as a leader on campus, this nonpartisan organization is a great way to do it. This semester, UT Votes representatives will be attending Harvard's Institute of Politics National Campaign Conference to learn more about leadership skills in advocacy. On campus, UT Votes will continue to register voters and plan educational outreach events. Contact Arielle at firstname.lastname@example.org to get involved today!
Did you know that only 8-10% of Austinites vote in local elections? The University of Texas is one of the least represented portions of the city. Don't be left out, Get Registered and Vote!
Cat is a 4th year government major currently interning with Texas Exes and the Texas Tribune. She loves all things political, civically minded and lavender scented.
Vice President-Chelsea O’Hara
Chelsea is a Junior studying Plan II Honors, Government, and French. She is excited to be Vice President of UT Votes for the third year. Raised with an appreciation for grassroots political organization, local politics, and a belief in civic engagement, Chelsea hopes she can help her fellow students to gain a better understanding of the voter registration process and foster dialogues among the student body surrounding issues affecting students today.
Public Relations-Zach Foust
Zach is a sophomore history major from Kerrville, Texas. Although interested in the past, he is optimistic about the future of civic engagement. He hopes to inform the public about the value of voting not just in presidential elections, but also in primaries and midterms.