The Texas Voting Summit is an invitation-only, two-day event hosted by TX Votes in partnership with the Annette Strauss Institute, Campus Vote Project, and Campus Compact. Invited students and faculty members from Texas colleges and universities will attend the Summit to learn about Texas’ low civic participation rates and then they will develop or update campus plans to increase campus and community civic participation rates. There will be an optional third day hosted by Campus Vote Project and Texas Rising, more information pending.
The Texas Voting Summit will feature the following opportunities:
- Voter Registration and Election Process Panels
- Instruction on best practices for voter education
- Campus plan workshops
- Networking with local, state, and national nonpartisan civic engagement organizations
- Connections to the voter registration tools and networks, such as the National Study of Learning, Voting, and Engagement (NSLVE), the Strengthening American Democracy action plan template, the Voter Friendly Campus Designation, and the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge
The Texas Voting Summit is a free event for invited students, meaning there is no conference fee for invited students.
In addition to no conference fee, students who will travel from institutions that are 25 miles away from the University of Texas at Austin will receive free hotel accommodations for the night of April 17th, and students who will travel from institutions that are over 250 miles away from the Univerisity of Texas at Austin will receive a travel stipend in addition to free hotel accommodations.
For more information about the Texas Voting Summit, please contact Kassie Phebillo, the TX Votes Program Coordinator, at email@example.com.