Are you ready to vote? Register today!
Did you know? Elections have the power to swing action on everything from global climate change to the parking ordinances in town.
Double-check that you’re registered or register online right here — in less time than it takes to make popcorn. Here’s what you need to know.
1. Make sure you’re eligible
In general, you need to be 18 years old by Election Day and a U.S. citizen (in addition to some other requirements). See who can vote in California.
If you aren’t eligible, there are still many ways to get involved with local political and get-out-the-vote efforts. Start by checking with your local staff assembly or a political party office in your area.
2. Choose whether to vote in person or by mail
You’ll be assigned a polling place near whichever address you use to register. If getting there will be difficult on Election Day, you can select the option to vote by mail.
If you vote by mail, you’ll receive a ballot a few weeks before the election that you can drop in the mailbox, at dedicated mail-in ballot drop boxes available on each campus or at any polling place before 8 p.m. on Election Day.
3. Pick a political party … or choose not to
About a third of California voters register as “No Party Preference,” meaning that they are not affiliated with any particular political party. You can, too. Just be aware that it will limit your choice of ballots in California’s March 3 primary.
The Green, Peace and Freedom, and Republican presidential primaries are open only to voters registered with their respective parties. The Democratic Party, American Independent Party and Libertarian Party all allow No Party Preference voters to request their party’s presidential ballot in the March 3, 2020 presidential primary election.
4. Now do it!
Using the Rock the Vote form available on the UC website is one of the quickest, most convenient options. But you can also register by mail (contact your county elections office) or in person (sometimes on campus, at the DMV or local election office), if you prefer.
And remember to vote on March 3, 2020 in the California primary!Tags: election, get out the vote, voter registration