As citizens, we know it is our inalienable right to participate in the electoral process.
This right has been fought for and won by people of many backgrounds—people who were historically disenfranchised or otherwise disallowed or repudiated. This right is one of our most sacred institutions, protected by the laws of the United States.
As an academic institution, the University of Baltimore is concerned not only with the educational success of its students, but with their civic engagement and with the engagement of the larger community. One of the most fundamental ways to fulfill a citizen's civic responsibility is through voting.
The UB Voter Education independent study course was launched in spring 2014 through the College of Public Affairs. Students were tasked with raising their "Voter IQ" by learning about the voting process, election cycles, elected representatives and other critical elements of civic responsibility. Students then applied this knowledge to develop this online Voter Education Project to:
- inform, educate and empower the community
- provide information on voter registration, the voting process, voting schedules and locations, a directory of elected officials, district maps and other relevant information.
For the health and vitality of our neighborhoods, our communities and our nation, we must exercise the power of the vote. Find out how you, as a citizen, can do just that. Use this guide to become active, engaged and aware.