The Department of State is now accepting applications from students looking to engage voters on campus. Applications to serve on the 2023-24 Michigan Collegiate Student Advisory Task Force are now open to college and university students across the state. The student task force will work through the 2024 election cycle to improve youth voter engagement. Applications will be accepted through Sept. 15.


Appointed students will serve on the task force with optional enrollment in a paid Campus Vote Project Democracy Fellowship from September 2023 through December 2024. As a democracy fellow, students will be provided with the tools to turn their civic engagement ideas into action. Democracy fellows will work to remove on-campus voting barriers, to educate their peers about elections, and to build a campus coalition to support student voter engagement. 


Applicants must be enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student in a college or university in Michigan and demonstrate a commitment to voting and enthusiasm for voter engagement through their past experience, answers to application questions and an interview. Between 20 and 30 students from around the state will be selected to serve, with no more than two students representing a school. Students set to graduate during the tenure of the task force will not be considered.