Parents and Families

Vote November 8, 2016

At the recent New Student Convocation ceremony, U-M President Schlissel urged students to vote in the upcoming election, saying:

Decisions are made by those who show up. Get out and vote in November.

Spirited debate of important issues is healthy for our democracy and essential for learning.

Challenge the present.

How are you talking with your student about the importance of voting this year? What works for you?  Share your thoughts here.

And if you'd like ideas about talking with your student now, you can visit this U-M Democratic Engagement and Voter Registration webpage, which helps students:

  • Register to vote and/or get an absentee ballot via TurboVote - note deadline of October 11!
  • Get engaged in the election
  • Get educated about the issues and candidates


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