Recently in the DC Gallery:
Voting is underway at the Duderstadt Center Gallery
October 12 – November 8
The Duderstadt Center Gallery has been transformed into a one-stop election hub on North Campus for the four weeks leading up to the November 8th midterm elections.
The Creative Campus Voting Project has designed a satellite Ann Arbor City Clerk’s office where U-M students and Ann Arbor voters can… register to vote, request an absentee ballot, vote early on-site, access voting resources, drop off your completed ballot at an official dropbox and celebrate participation!
The gallery will also feature an immersive Ballot Wayfinder installation Monday through Friday, 12-6pm where visitors can learn about and navigate the ballot and access trusted, non-partisan resources about candidates.
REGISTERING AND VOTING AT THE DC GALLERY
The satellite Ann Arbor City Clerk’s Office at the Duderstadt Center Gallery allows Ann Arbor residents (including students living in Ann Arbor) to register, vote and more. Stop by during open hours and our helpful guides will walk you through the entire process!
Monday, October 24, 12-6pm (last day to register to vote by mail or online in MI)
Tuesday, November 8, 8am-8pm, Election Day
Monday-Friday, 12-6pm for those interested in the accompanying installation
Visitors who want to vote elsewhere in Michigan or out of state, will find registration and voting resources, along with guidance from UMich Votes Fellows.
Not on North Campus? The U-M Museum of Art on Central Campus is hosting a satellite Ann Arbor City Clerk’s Office installation as well. More information is available here.
THE CREATIVE CAMPUS VOTING PROJECT
U-M Stamps School of Art & Design faculty Stephanie Rowden and Hannah Smotrich, co-founders of the non-partisan Creative Campus Voting Project (CCVP), work at the intersection of civic design and public art. Using insights from behavioral science, they design vibrant civic spaces, experiences, and materials to educate and energize college-age voters.
Dinners for Democracy at the Duderstadt Center Gallery
Friday, October 21, at 6:30pm – Judicial System
Tuesday, November 1, at 7:00pm – Contests on the November ballot
More events coming soon…
CREDITS AND SUPPORT
Creative Campus Voting Project, UMMA, Turn Up Turnout, the U-M Ginsberg Center, and U-M Democracy & Debate Initiative together comprise UMICH VOTES, a coalition of social and civic engagement organizations. Their non-partisan collaborative efforts work to educate, expand access, and engage our student and community voters in the democratic process.
LEAD SUPPORT PROVIDED BY:
U-M Democracy and Debate Initiative
U-M Office of Research
U-M Stamps School of Art & Design
ADDITIONAL SUPPORT PROVIDED BY:
U-M Duderstadt Center
All costs associated with the operation of the Ann Arbor City Clerk’s Satellite Office were generously provided by the City of Ann Arbor.