TX Votes

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

 Please consider making a donation to TX Votes, so we can continue voter registration, education, and engagement efforts on our 40 acres and beyond. You can donate by following this link: http://bit.ly/TXVotesHornraiser. Thank you in advance!

TX 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, TX 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, TX Votes educates the UT community and engages in respectful and civil discourse on important issues.

TX Votes meets every other Thursday at 7:30 p.m. with a special speaker(s) once a month. Those speakers have included local politicians, advocates, campaign professionals, and nonprofit leadership.

Click here to join TX Votes today!!

TX Votes offers opportunities to register University of Texas students to vote. If you are a student organization, professor, institute, etc. that would like to have us out to register your students to vote, please fill out this short form.


2018 Run Off Info

Don't miss your chance to vote in the run-ff election! You will be voting for your party's candidates for positions like governor, senator, and state representative. Here are something things you should know about this election! 

- You can find your own custom ballot at votetravis.com
- The League of Women Voters offers a nonpartisan voting guide at https://lwvaustin.org/voter-guide/
- You can vote anywhere in Travis County, but the FAC is probably your closest polling location.


News

Be a Longhorn Voter - Attend the Parade to the Polls

Celebrate democracy by joining us on a Parade to the Polls! It doesn't matter if you can or cannot vote on the day of the Parade, we want you to help us send off voters to the FAC polling location.

Led by Student Government, Graduate Student Assembly, Senate of College Councils, and TX Votes leaders, the parade will start with a speech by SG President Alejandrina Guzman at Gregory Plaza. We will then parade from the plaza to 21st St., up the South Mall, and to the FAC.

Before the parade, join student organizations from the UT Civic Engagement Alliance from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm while we showcase our organizations and hand out free t-shirts and snacks. If your student organization or institute would like to table during this time, please sign-up here: https://goo.gl/forms/0vAdYo45qUOpHxn62.


Show Off Your Political Prowess with the TX Votes Pick Your Politician Contest

Choose who you think will win each Texas election. The person with the most correct after the election will win an Amazon Echo Dot! Not sure who someone is, check out the League of Women Voters Nonpartisan Voting Guide for my information.
In order to win the prize, you must be a UT Austin student.
The contest form is here: http://bit.ly/PYPSpring18


NSLVE Report Finds that UT Voter Turnout Improved by 15% for 2016 Election

We are excited to announce that due to the efforts of students, staff, and faculty around campus, election turnout improved by nearly 15% from the 2012 election to the 2016 election. We are proud of each and every person and group that registered voters and encouraged them to turnout to vote. To learn more, check out our 2016 NSLVE Report here: https://issuu.com/utvotes/docs/2012_and_2016_nslve_report-the_univ 


UT Votes rebrands as TX Votes

We are excited to announce our next big step in civic engagement: UT Votes is now TX Votes! Accompanying the change of name is a renewed focus on political participation, especially among those who most rarely participate, and community volunteer work. We will continue to lead campus efforts on voter registration and nonpartisan political information.


UT Votes recognized as 2017 Outstanding Student Organization Tower Award Recipient

UT Votes was recognized by the Longhorn Center for Community Engaged during the Tower Awards. The organization join five others as recipients of the 2017 Outstanding Student Organization Award. UT Votes was recognized in large part for their work in registering students during the 2016 election and creating the Civic Engagement Alliance.


UT Votes raises $3,549, surpassing $2,000 spring Hornraiser goal

UT Votes wants to thank everyone who donated to our spring Hornraiser. We raised $3,549 due to your generosity. With the support of 56 different donors, UT Votes will be able to create a more civically engaged UT.


UT Votes leads Longhorns to voting designation 

UT Votes led the way as the University of Texas at Austin was honored with the "Voter Friendly Designation" in March. In order to receive this designation, UT Votes created a campus plan, worked across the campus, and enacted the plan.


2012 & 2014 voting statistics for UT show lower than average voter turnout rate

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.