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October
2018
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09:48 PM
America/Chicago

Walk to Vote Event a Huge Success

On Wednesday, Oct. 24, University of Houston-Downtown's (UHD) Student Government Association (SGA) held its sixth annual Walk to Vote event in conjunction with its newly expanded Gator Day of Action.

UHD hosted more than 20 candidates running for an array of different public offices ranging from U.S. House of Representatives to Harris County Clerk. UHD's Center for Public Deliberation facilitated the meet-and-greet.

SGA members assembled in the Portico area to hand out shirts as the crowd gathered. More than 240 people were in attendance for Walk to Vote and approximately 100 people walked to the polls to cast their vote. 

In addition to this event, SGA will escort people to the polls for early voting at noon, 2:30 and 5 p.m. on Monday through Thursday, until Nov.1 on the South Deck, rain or shine.

For more information or to volunteer for this initiative, visit here

 

About the University of Houston-Downtown

The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD)—the second largest university in Houston—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 Dr. Juan Sánchez Muñoz. Annually, UHD educates more than 14,000 students; boasts over 50,000 alumni and offers 44 bachelor’s and eight master’s degree programs within five colleges (Marilyn Davies College of Business; Humanities & Social Sciences; Public Service, Sciences & Technology; and University College). In 2018, UHD grew its First Time in College student population by 11 percent and transfer students by 14 percent.

UHD has the most affordable tuition among four-year universities in Houston. It also is ranked among 15 U.S. universities with lowest net price to students (according to the U.S. Department of Education). The University is noted nationally as both a Hispanic-Serving Institution and a Minority-Serving Institution. For more on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit www.uhd.edu.