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Voter Registration

Santa Clara University is engaging its student body to register to vote, gain resources about the variety of ways to vote, learn about the election process, participate in election-related events, and vote on Election Day.

Updated as of September 28, 2021.

Goals

As a participating institution in the ALL-IN Campus Democracy Challenge, Santa Clara University has the following goals:

  • Provide students with information about how to register to vote in California and all other states.
  • Provide students with resources about the variety of ways to vote including absentee voting, voting by mail, voting in another state, and voting while abroad.
  • Provide students with resources to learn about the election process, candidates, and issues of interest during this election season.

Recognition

Santa Clara University has been named to Washington Monthly's annual honor roll for Best Colleges for Student Voting in the United States for 4 consecutive years (2018 to 2021).

Registering & Voting Resources

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Resources courtesy of ALL IN to Vote:

Resources courtesy of Every Last Vote:

  • "COVID-19. Voter suppression. Type A personality. Type B personality. All great reasons to request to vote by mail right this minute. Different states have different request rules, so use this tool to get your request form."
  • Click here to view resources

Additional Resources

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Resources courtesy of Power the Polls:

  • "As coronavirus continues to impact Americans across the country, we are also seeing a staggering decrease in poll workers — which could mean closed polling places and long delays for elections in 2020. You can help make sure we have a safe, fair, efficient election for all voters, and potentially get paid to do it."
  • Click here to view resources

Resources courtesy of the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge:

  • "As we all adjust to the new realities of virtual learning and organizing, the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge would like to share information and resources to help support the virtual nonpartisan democratic engagement efforts of campuses."
  • Click here to view resources

Resources courtesy of the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge:

  • "The ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge in partnership with the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) is providing voter education, registration, turnout, and advocacy tools and resources to support the engagement of college athletics in the democratic process."
  • Click here to view resources

 

Resources courtesy of various organizations and partners:

Voting for Ethics

  • By the late Hana Callaghan, former Director of the Government Ethics Program in the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics.

"In Dire Need of Common Ground"

  • Chapter from a book titled Divided We Fall, Ignorant We Fail by A.J. Howell-Williams from SCU Undergraduate Admisssion.

Family Conflict: How to Navigate Political Conversations

  • By OnlineCounselingPrograms.com.
  • An article about how to prepare and manage a healthy conversation about politics at family gatherings and how to respond when you do not share the same views and values.

Important Notes

You may not register to vote in two places (i.e. counties or states) during the same election cycle.

For More Information

Contact: Tedd Vanadilok
tvanadilok@scu.edu