Did you know voter turnout for young people is on the decline?
Nearly 80 percent of people under the age of 30 stayed home when it came time to cast their vote in 2014*. Even lower, only 14 percent of U-M students went to the polls. (*According to a study by The Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement at Tufts University.)
The University of Michigan, along with its Big Ten partners, want to encourage you to exercise your power – your voice, your vote - to shape the issues that matter to you most.
The BIG TEN VOTING CHALLENGE aims to increase the number of eligible student voters across the country and encourage participation at the polls for all elections.
Each of the 14 schools within the Big Ten Conference is competing for the highest percentage of eligible voter turnout (based on the Fall 2018 midterm elections) and the school with the most improved percentage of turnout comparing 2014 to 2018 elections.
But the real winner will be you – for exercising your privilege to vote and your power to change the world.
To get started, visit TurboVote. It’ll only take five minutes.
U-M supporters of the challenge include:
Office of the President
Office of the Provost
Office of the Vice President for Student Life
Office of the Vice President for Government Relations
Office of the Vice President for Communications
Central Student Government (CSG)
Professor Edie Goldenberg and Turn Up Turnout
Office of the Registrar
Office of New Student Programs
The Ginsberg Center