Carolina Votes

Carolina Votes is a strategic objective within the "Promote Democracy" Initiative that aims to actively engage the Carolina Community by working with key campus partners to organize educational events, voter registration, and voter education opportunities. This includes providing the latest information concerning upcoming elections and voter registration. Please visit the pages below to find that content or ask us a question.

Get Involved

Carolina is incredibly fortunate to have countless student clubs and organizations actively working to engage our campus and community. If you would like to help promote democracy on campus we recommend getting involved via Heel Life. Getting involved can be fun, easy, and a transformational way to make the most of your Carolina experience. For more information, please contact the Office of Student Life and Leadership at studentlife@unc.edu 

Civic Engagement Working Group

The UNC Civic Engagement Working Group connects leaders across campus working on voter registration and engagement. The group aims to create a coalition of student organizations for coordination in civic engagement efforts, provide a set of materials and best practices for voter engagement messaging, gather student input and support for institutional civic engagement efforts, and lay the groundwork for a culture of civic engagement beyond elections. If you or your organization are interested in joining the working group, please contact Ryan Nilsen at rbnilsen@unc.edu.

Carolina Votes Campus Partners

The Carolina Votes Initiative is proud to partner with the following nonpartisan student organizations:  

If your organization would like to partner with the Carolina Votes initiative, please contact our team at democracy@unc.edu. 

Chapel Hill Peoples Academy

The Chapel Hill Peoples Academy is an opportunity to learn, connect and lead. Participants learn about Chapel Hill’s town services and opportunities, connect with local leaders and community members, and lead by engaging in dialogue about community issues. ALL people that live, work, play, pray or study in Chapel Hill are invited to register. Information can be found on the Peoples Academy website.