Vote 2022: Midterms Matter

Vote 2022:
Midterms matter.

Sept 27 - Nov 8, 2022
Irving Stenn, Jr. Family Gallery

I vote

Photo by Dominick Sokotoff

Make Your Voice Heard at UMMA
Election Day is Nov 8

In the lead up to the 2022 U.S. midterm elections and beyond, UMMA is partnering with local, regional, and national organizations, designers, and artists to transform Museum spaces in the name of civic participation and engagement. 

In partnership with the Ann Arbor City Clerk’s Office, the Creative Campus Voting Project is collaborating with UMMA to turn your art museum into an election hub — register to vote, get your ballot, access voting resources, and celebrate participation. In addition, visiting artist Philippa Hughes will host a dynamic and deeply engaging series of experimental social events across UMMA’s galleries, creating space for authentic and honest conversations between politically diverse people.

Registering and Voting at UMMA

The satellite Ann Arbor City Clerk’s Office at UMMA allows Ann Arbor residents (including students living in Ann Arbor) to register to vote in all federal, state, and local elections. Stop by during open hours and our helpful guides will walk you through the entire process!


Through Nov. 4:
Mon-Thurs: 12-6pm
Fridays: 12-4pm

Additional hours will be available during election week:
Saturday, Nov 5 : 12-4pm
Monday, Nov 7 : 10am-4pm
Tuesday, Nov 8 : 8am-8pm

Vote 2022 at UMMA

What Can You Do Here?

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Register to vote in Ann Arbor

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Request an absentee ballot

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Vote by completing your City of Ann Arbor absentee ballot

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Return completed City of Ann Arbor ballots to a secure drop-box

Can’t make it to Central Campus? The Duderstadt Center on North Campus is hosting an Ann Arbor City Clerk’s Office satellite installation as well. More information will be posted here when available.

Vote 2022 at UMMA

Voting at UMMA is organized by the Creative Campus Voting Project

U-M Stamps School of Art and Design faculty Stephanie Rowden and Hannah Smotrich founded the non-partisan Creative Campus Voting Project (CCVP) in 2018. Using insights from behavioral science, they design vibrant civic spaces, experiences, and materials to educate and energize college-age voters. 

At UMMA, CCVP is extending their 2020 Stenn Gallery installation into an expanded experience that supports voters, empowers peer-to-peer learning, creates community, and prompts action!

Learn More

Resident Artist Philippa Hughes

About the Artist

Philippa Pham Hughes is a social practice artist. Her work centers on social interactions and relationships, not making objects. Her multi-disciplinary projects make use of ideas and insights from political and social science research in an effort to repair America’s frayed social fabric.

At UMMA, Hughes presents a series of dynamic and innovative social events that create space for human connection and meaningful interpersonal interactions. 

Upcoming Events with Philippa Hughes



Credits and Support

UMMA, Creative Campus Voting Project, Turn Up Turnout, the U-M Ginsberg Center, and U-M Democracy & Debate Initiative comprise UMICH VOTES, a coalition of social and civic engagement organizations working to expand access, educate, and engage student voters in the democratic process. 

Lead support is provided by: U-M Office of the Provost, Democracy and Debate Initiative, Office of Research, and Stamps School of Art & Design.

All costs associated with the operation of the Ann Arbor City Clerk’s Satellite Office were generously provided by the City of Ann Arbor.

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