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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 President Loren J. Blanchard. Annually, UHD educates more than 15,000 students; boasts more than 61,000 alumni and offers 45 bachelor’s, nine master’s degree programs and 16 fully online programs within five colleges (Marilyn Davies College of Business; Humanities & Social Sciences; Public Service; Sciences & Technology; and University College).

For the fourth consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report ranks UHD among universities across the nation for Best Online Criminal Justice Programs (No. 27 and No. 15 for Veterans) and Best Online Bachelor’s Programs.

UHD has the most affordable tuition among four-year universities in Houston and one of the lowest in Texas. U.S. News ranked the University among Top Performers on Social Mobility and awarded UHD a No. 1 ranking as the most diverse institution of higher education in the southern region of the U.S. The University is noted nationally as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, Minority-Serving Institution and Military Friendly School. For more on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit www.uhd.edu.