What do we do?
TX Votes is a family of political nerds who love voting and pizza. This means we register thousands of students to vote and eat about a thousand slices of pizza in the process. As one of the leading nonpartisan voter engagement organizations on campus, we registered over 7,000 UT students to vote by visiting more than 350 classrooms, tabling, and hosting events like the Last Night to Register Celebration during the 2019-20 school year.
TX Votes is made up of students majoring in a wide array of degrees, like Biology, English, Computer Science, Government, and Political Communications. We are nonpartisan, so we will never tell you who or what to vote for, just that you should vote!
Vice CEA Chair
Committee Chairs: Riley McKinzie
Junior Chair: Ansh Samdaria
The Research Committee is working to develop research that answers questions of what influences students to vote and what barriers stand in the way of student voters.
Committee Chair: Husain Dhoon
Junior Chair: Pavitra Kotecha
The Events Committee is in charge of planning events for TX Votes, including events like the Last Night to Register to Vote Celebration, Election Night Watch Parties, Vote Early Day, socials for TX Votes members, and diverse and informative panels.
Committee Chair: Nitya Kopparapu
Junior Chair: Ezequiel Lozano
The STEM Committee is committed to encouraging UT Austin STEM students, who have historically voted at lower rates than the rest of campus, to turn out to vote through voter registration activities and educational activities related to the intersection of political participation and STEM.
Committee Chair: Anjitha Nair
Junior Chair: Asha Ayyar
The Digital Committee works to reach students in a digital manner to ensure they know about elections and have access to important election information. They have worked on the Election Care Packages, designed and developed a new website for TX Votes, created an educational civics newsletter, and curated a multilingual voting video library.
Committee Chair: Zoe Alvarez
The Nonpartisanship Committee is in charge of acting as a guiding council when issues of partisanship arise in the organization and when to help guide students when they aren't sure how to answer questions about partisanship.
Committee Chairs: Bella Constantini and Hannah Bradford
The Fundraising Committee is in charge of raising money for TX Votes through off and on-campus grants, Hornraiser, 40 for Forty, and t-shirt sales.
2019 Outstanding Student Organization Tower Award Recipient
2018 Voter Friendly Campus Designation
2017 Outstanding Student Organization Tower Award Recipient
2016 Voter Friendly Campus Designation
2016 ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge Bronze Seal Award