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Ford School votes

Vote early or on November 3 In our community dedicated to the public good, we believe that participating in democracy is an irreplaceable way to strengthen it. We welcome everyone in our community into that work, and we strongly encourage all...
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Yusuf Neggers discusses latest research with VoxDev

May 31, 2019
Ensuring voters are well informed about candidates’ backgrounds is a hot topic of late, and in India that focus is on past criminality. There, upwards of nine percent of legislators have faced criminal charges, numbing people to the potential...

Immigration and the midterms: the pro-immigration push

Oct 29, 2018
As the midterm elections rapidly approach, President Trump is eager to rally his base, escalate voter turnout and see a pro-Trump referenda come November. Returning to his incendiary rhetoric on immigration, a strategy that helped propel Trump to...

Dean Michael Barr encourages community to turn up turnout

Sep 20, 2018
A letter from Dean Michael S. Barr to the Ford School communityDear Ford School students, staff, and faculty, As you may be aware, the University of Michigan is currently participating in the Big Ten Voter Challenge, a competition to boost student...
CLOSUP Lecture Series

The Fight of the Century? An introduction to the 2015 Canadian federal election

Oct 15, 2015, 12:00-1:00 pm EDT
5th Floor Conference Room (5240), Weill Hall
David Houle, post-doctorate fellow at the Center for Local, State and Urban Policy (CLOSUP), will present a brief introduction to Canadian politics and an overview of the current 2015 federal election set to unfold on October 19, 2015. The presentation will be followed by an informal discussion.  
Ford School
CLOSUP Lecture Series

Redistricting in Michigan: Should politicians choose their voters?

Nov 5, 2015, 4:00-5:30 pm EST
Paul and Nancy O'Neill Classroom (1230), Weill Hall
What are the ramifications of partisan drawn districts that favor one party over another? Is there a better and fairer way to do this? What are the alternatives? This presentation, hosted by the League of Women Voters of the Ann Arbor Area, will explore how legislative lines are drawn in Michigan, who draws them and why it is a critically important question for those concerned about fair representation.  
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PUBPOL 683

PUBPOL 683: Elections & Campaigns

Gerald Hills
Tuesday
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Fall 2020
5:30-8:20 pm EDT

This course can be taken in-person or remotely online.

The purpose of PubPol 683 is to examine campaigns and explain what happens and why.  Remember: There is no policy without victory.   

PUBPOL 475

PUBPOL 475.009: Topics: Running, Serving, and Leading

Wednesday
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Fall 2015
4:00-7:00 pm EDT

This course will give students a practical understanding of what it takes to run for office, serve as an officeholder, and what leadership amongst leaders means. It takes leadership to change, impact, create and implement policy.