Initiatives

Our current initiatives include:

  • Demystifying the Voting Process Workshops
  • Training students to facilitate workshops
  • Strengthening the Right to Vote in Michigan Course
  • Big Ten Voting Challenge
  • Registering Students on TurboVote

Demystifying the Voting Process Workshops: TUT is currently working on sharing our workshop package with universities in the state of Michigan. These workshops will be facilitated by trained college students, who will present the workshop in high schools, at extracurricular programs, and at universities. The goal of this workshop is to explain why voting in midterm and local elections is important and to demystify the voting process. Click on the links below to see various forms of the presentation, a how-to guide, and other resources used in the workshop!

Workshop Presentation Slides

TUT Presentation Facilitator Notes

Exit Survey with Deliberative Discussion Handout 

Ballot with Handout

Training Students to Facilitate Workshops: This fall, the creators of the workshop will be holding training sessions to teach college students how to facilitate the workshop in their communities. The dates of these sessions will be uploaded to the calendar under the Events page as they are scheduled.

Voter Course at the University of Michigan Ford School: A one credit course on voter responsibility will be taught during the Fall 2017 semester in the Ford School. Click on the link below for more information!

Strengthening the Right to Vote Course

Big Ten Voting Challenge: The Big Ten Voting Challenge is starting in September 2017. This is a competition between all Big Ten schools to see who can achieve the highest percentage improvement of voter turnout in the 2018 midterm elections, as well as who can most improve their percentage of voter turnout in the 2018 midterm elections (compared to the 2014 midterm election turnout). TUT and the Ginsberg Center will be hosting events on campus to register students through TurboVote and engage students in hopes of helping U of M win the challenge!

Registering Students on TurboVote: This summer, TUT and the Ginsberg Center have partnered to register students on TurboVote at new student orientations. Through this initiative, we have registered over 1,000 students and been at the top of the TurboVote leaderboard for over eight weeks! Both TUT and the Ginsberg Center plan to further this success by tabling at various events throughout the fall semester. Contact us if you would like TUT and the Ginsberg Center to register students on TurboVote at your event! The link to register students through U of M’s TurboVote page is:¬†https://umich.turbovote.org.¬†