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!