The U.S. Elections

Election Day (Tuesday, November 3) is almost here, although we may not know the results of the election until one or more days later due to the very active early/mail-in voting this year. Please also remember that there are polling locations across U-M’s campus, so the campus will be much more crowded than usual on Election Day.

The International Center invites you to engage with the 2020 U.S. Elections through U-M’s Democracy and Debate initiative and to learn more about the 2020 elections on the IC Understanding the U.S. Elections as an International Student webpage, particularly since the outcomes of U.S. elections can resonate well beyond the US borders, and have global impact. From international relations amongst countries, to treaties for environmental sustainability, to security and peace, and beyond, the decisions made by one country’s government can affect so many more since our world is now so interconnected. The outcomes of U.S. elections can also, of course, affect the US visa and immigration policies, actions, and decisions that impact our international community directly.

Please know that regardless of the outcome of the 2020 elections, you are welcome here and are valuable members of our campus community. We know that 2020 has been a very stressful year for everyone for many reasons, including the upcoming elections. Please take care of yourself and continue to focus on the positive reasons you came to U-M (e.g.: study, cultural exchange, research, etc.).

On behalf of the whole IC team, and of U-M: we are glad that you are here.


Last updated: Friday, 10/30/2020, at 11:24AM.