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It’s Walk2Vote Time!


By Marie Jacinto

Election Day (Nov. 7) is right around the corner, with early voting from Oct. 23 through Nov. 3, 2023. 

Why not get your vote in early for Houston mayor and city council members? Join the UHD Student Government Association (SGA) for its annual Walk2Vote event at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 24, on the South Deck to walk to the Harris County Attorney Conference Center, 1019 Congress Avenue, and place your vote!

Walk2Vote is intended to empower individuals and communities to engage actively in the democratic process and to eliminate barriers to voting, foster inclusivity, and strengthen electoral integrity. Its mission is to provide nonpartisan voter education, advocate for accessible voting systems, and promote civic engagement.

The UHD SGA is working to empower students to use their constitutional right to vote and play a critical role in the November elections. Leading the Walk2Vote are Quanisha Vaughn (winner of this year's Homecoming Talent Show) and the UHD Cheer Team, Dance Team, and K-Pop Team. Students are encouraged to join the #W2V campaign today! Learn more at https://calendar.uhd.edu/event/walk2vote.

About the University of Houston-Downtown

The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) is the second-largest university in Houston and has served the educational needs of the nation’s fourth-largest city since 1974. As one of four distinct public universities in the University of Houston System, UHD is a comprehensive, four-year university led by President Loren J. Blanchard. Annually, UHD educates approximately 14,000 students, boasts more than 66,000 alumni, and offers 45 bachelor’s degrees, 12 master’s degrees, and 19 online programs within four colleges: Marilyn Davies College of Business, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Public Service, and College of Sciences and Technology. UHD has one of the lowest tuition rates in Texas.

U.S. News and World Report ranked UHD among the nation’s Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Applied Administration and Best Online Master’s Programs in Criminal Justice, as well as a Top Performer in Social Mobility. The Wall Street Journal/College Pulse ranked UHD one of the best colleges in the U.S. for its 2024 rankings, with notable distinctions: No. 1 for diversity (tied) and No. 3 for student experience. The University is designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, a Minority-Serving Institution, and a Military Friendly School. For more information on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit uhd.edu.