Voter Engagement at UTEP
The Center for Community Engagement at UTEP is committed to providing our students with all of the necessary information to make sure their votes are counted and their voices are heard. Election Day 2022 is coming up!
Before heading to the polls, it is important to know where to vote. Below are some links to help you identify your local polling place and early voting locations. UTEP will be also providing access to early voting on campus.
Fill out the information below to get reminders of federal, state, local, and special elections—including registration deadlines, early voting dates, and the date of Election Day.
It is more important than ever that Miners vote safe during this election during the pandemic. Here are some resources to make sure you are aware of your voting options during this election season. Make sure to stay safe by wearing a mask, maintaining social distancing guidelines, and voting early!
Civic Leadership & Participation on the Border
UTEP POLS 4357 students have a conversation with Dr. Charles Boehmer, of the UTEP Political Science Dept., about civic engagement along the border, focusing particularly on security, economics, and culture. Click below to listen to the podcast.
Before heading to the polls, it is important to make sure you have access to accurate information to make your vote count. Below are some voter education resources to help you get informed and get involved in your community.
Below are some activites you can engage with to encourage others to vote:
Create new social media posts, videos, or flyers that promote upcoming elections. This will give students a sense of community and positivity to inform peers, friends, and family of major deadlines and upcoming elections. (must be non-partisan & educational)
Attending, viewing, or hosting as a class virtual information session and/or debate between candidates running for a local or state office. This informs and promotes students into learning more about our candidates running for office.
Creating bipartisan cartoons and/or a neutral statement covering a political issue that can be added to the UTEP newspaper, The Prospector. (Contact - Student Media and Publications - Advertising Department) (915)747-7434 ProspectorAds@utep.edu
Creating a presentation alongside an informational flyer describing in detail the ways local, state, or federal government affects college resources. This will enable students to become aware of the importance of voting and how it affects them. Particularly, the roles of local offices and the current political issues being discussed.
Students are encouraged to get involved with RockTheVote.org
By volunteering with the RTV team of volunteers, who are passionate about youth voting and democracy. Click here to learn more!
Becoming an RTV ambassador will help students to gain knowledge by practicing relational organizing skills and obtain invaluable experience while working with the community. Click here to learn more!
If you are interested in learning more about elections, democracy, and civic engagement please visit these organizations websites:
Campus Vote Project:
“CVP works with colleges and universities across the country and focuses its time and resources on supporting community colleges and minority serving institutions where these resources can have a greater impact.”
“We are a home for change-makers who inspire, educate, and advocate people around the issues that will define this generation – strengthening democracy; fostering civic engagement social justice and voter participation; addressing public health crises; fighting for gender equity; and more.”
“Common Cause has an innovative, pragmatic, and comprehensive pro-democracy agenda. Our work leads and defines the democracy reform movement, promoting solutions already succeeding in some communities to shift power to the people and away from wealthy special interests and partisan ideologues.”
“We mobilize volunteers for voters around the country, while investing in the next generation of leaders and building lasting community. Because we believe the most common power we should all have is the power of our vote.”
Deeds Not Words:
“Deeds not words is an intersectional community that stands for women’s social and economic opportunity, access to reproductive health, freedom from sexual assault, and equal representation in every space and at every level. Led by YOUth, we’re uniting women to push progress forward – not through talk. Through deeds.”
El Paso Matters:
“El Paso Matters is a member-supported nonpartisan media organization that uses journalism to expand civic capacity in our region. We inform and engage with people in El Paso, Ciudad Juárez and neighboring communities to create solutions-driven conversations about complex issues shaping our region”
GenZ Girl Gang:
“GenZ Girl Gang’s mission is to redefine sisterhood for a new generation through bridging generational gaps, creating and sharing opportunities, and learning from and teaching each other.”
League of Women Voters Texas:
“The League of Women Voter of Texas is a nonpartisan, grassroots civic organization that encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.”
Mija Yes You Can:
“We empower and advocate for women of all ages, races, ethnicities, social-economic status, sexual and gender identities to achieve gender equality in all aspects of life. We aim to provide resources and education to women and girls in order to help them achieve their ambitions in life”
“MOVE Texas is a nonpartisan, nonprofit, grassroots organization working to build power in underrepresented youth communities through civic engagement, leadership development, and issue advocacy.”
Rock the Vote:
“Rock the Vote is the most trusted and effective nonpartisan nonprofit dedicated to building the political power of young people.”
United State of Women (USOW):
“The United State of Women (USOW) aims to create a world in which women and all people of marginalized genders can thrive. Through education, community, and action, USOW amplifies issues at the intersection of gender and racial justice and galvanizes organizations, public figures, elected officials, and everyday feminists of all genders to drive policy and culture change.”
United We Dream:
“At UWD, We believe that maintaining safe spaces are key to preserving the magic that has helped thousands to find their voice, learn new skills and mobilize to change their world.”
Up to Us:
“Up to Us is a collective of Gen Z creators, makers, and community builders fixing some of the biggest issues facing our generation.”
“Vote.org uses technology to simplify political engagement, increase voter turnout, and strengthen American democracy.”
“Voto Latino is a grassroots political organization focused on educating and empowering a new generation of Latinx voters, as well as creating a more robust and inclusive democracy. Through innovative digital campaigns, culturally relevant programs and authentic voices, we shepherd the Latinx community towards full realization of its political power.”
We The Action:
“We The Action was founded on the fundamental premise that lawyers have the power to do good. None of us can change the world alone. But if each of gives an hour here or there, we can do some pretty extraordinary things together.”
When We All Vote:
“When We All Vote is a leading national, nonpartisan initiative on a mission to change the culture around voting and to increase participation in each and every election by helping to close the race and age gap.”