Students come to the UMD School of Public Policy to learn the ins and outs of public policy and to change the world. But they’re not waiting until graduation to make a difference. After learning about the low rates of voter registration among young people, students in the PLCY388D: Social Innovation and Change course have started an initiative to increase registration rates at the University of Maryland.
In an effort to motivate their fellow students to register to vote, the class has contacted faculty members and others around campus to spread the word. The students also created a video to support their efforts and started the hashtags #RealTerpsRegister and #TerpVotingSquad to share information on social media and reach a larger audience.
In the state of Maryland, the deadline to register to vote is October 16 (online or by mail). If you are not registered yet, you can click here and complete your registration in minutes. Students can register to vote in their home state or in Maryland. If you choose to register in your home state, you can request an absentee ballot.
Watch the #RealTerpsRegister video on YouTube.