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UT Votes is a student organization that organizes voter registration and voter education activities to increase campus civic engagement and electoral awareness.

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The National Study of Learning, Voting, and Engagement is housed at the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service, Tufts University.

The University of Texas at Austin Campus Report shows voting rates of 42 percent in 2012 and 18 percent in 2014. Yet, students were registered at rates of 70.2 percent in 2012 and 67.3 percent in 2014. UT Votes is using this report to guide outreach efforts on campus.


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Civic Engagement Alliance

2016 Election Civic Engagement AllianceThe Civic Engagement Alliance is growing - does your student organization want to join? Our goal is to bring together non-partisan student groups to increase civic engagement on campus. Check out the the CEA page for more information.
If your group is interested in joining the CEA, fill out this short form: http://bit.ly/UTCEAMembership.


12/9/16 - Congratulations to government student, Max Bernhardt, for winning the "Pick Your Politician" Contest. Max was one of three students who picked 35 out of 38 possible election results correctly.

11/8/16 - Election Night Watch Party from 6 p.m. -  midnight at the South Mall

11/8/16 - Election Day! 

11/7/16 - Last day to enter "Pick Your Politician" Contest

10/24/16 to 11/4/16 - Early Voting at the FAC

10/11/16 - Registration Rally for Last Day to vote from 9 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.

9/27/16 - National Voter Registration Day from 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.

9/9/16 - Voter Registration Tabling at the West Mall from 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.

9/8/16 - Voter Registration Tabling at the West Mall from 3 p.m. - 6 p.m.

9/6/16 & 9/7/16 - Voter Registration Tabling at the West Mall from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

9/1/16 - UT Votes hosted 82 people as they became Travis County Volunteer Deputy Registrars.

8/31/16 - UT Votes registered 141 voters and introduced Texas Secretary of State Carlos Cascos as he kicked off his voter information tour.

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UT VotesUT Votes is a student organization at the University of Texas at Austin that invites students campus wide to increase electoral participation and create more voters and better citizens. Each election cycle, UT Votes, in partnership with the Annette Strauss Institute, organizes and coordinates Get Out the Vote activities including registration booths, deputization sessions, and campus competitions. During off election cycles, UT Votes educates the UT community and engages in respectful and civil discourse on important issues.

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