Voter Engagement & Advocacy

The CIViC offers a variety of opportunities for voter engagement and advocacy on campus and in the community!  


To increase voter participation, the University of Michigan-Dearborn Partnered with TurboVote, that offers all the information you need to get registered or vote by mail, and will send you text and email reminders so you don't miss an election.

TurboVote contributes to making voting both easier and secure by tracking the user’s registration status and election calendar including local, primary, and presidential elections. If you need to register, TurboVote will mail a pre completed registration form with a pre-addressed pre stamped envelope. If you need to vote by mail, TurboVote will mail you a pre completed absentee ballot request form with a pre-addressed pre stamped envelope. Then TurboVote will send text and email reminders to make sure the forms are sent by the appropriate deadline. And if you’re voting by mail TurboVote will text you a reminder to send in the ballot by the deadline, and if you’re voting in person TurboVote will send text reminders like “tomorrow is your school board election, here is your polling place.”



Elect Her

January 24, 2014
10:30 am - 3:30 pm

Elect Her – Campus Women Win is the only program in the country that encourages and trains college women to run for student government and future political office. A collaboration between AAUW and Running Start, Elect Her addresses the need to expand the pipeline to women running for office and to diminish the longstanding political leadership gender gap.  Elect Her will be coming to UM-Dearborn in February 2014 - stay tuned!


Constitution Day

 Each year, the CIViC in collaboration with Student Government, hosts an annual program that allows students to think about what the US Constitution means in current day!  This year's program, held Tuesday, September 17, 2013 featured a panel discussion with three prominent local figures including Dr. Mitchel Sollenberger, Associate Provost, University of Michigan-Dearborn, State Representative Patrick Sommerville, and our own Chancellor, Dr. Daniel Little!  Stay tuned for information about Constitution Day 2014!