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.
As a participating institution in the ALL-IN Campus Democracy Challenge, Santa Clara University has the following goals for 2018:
- 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 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.
- Provide students with a campus polling location so they have an accessible place to vote on Election Day.
2018 Midterm Election Online Resources
Voter Registration Information for California
- Register to vote in California
- California voter registration information
- California college students and voters living abroad
Voter Registration Information for All 50 States (courtesy of Vote.org)
- Register to vote in any state
- Registration deadlines by state
- Check to see if you are already registered to vote
- Obtain an absentee ballot
- Find your polling place
- Sign up for election reminders
Voting While Abroad
- U.S. Department of State: information about how to vote while traveling in other countries
Preparing to Vote
- BallotReady.com: "Every candidate and referendum, explained" - explore your ballot, make informed choices, vote
- BestColleges.com: Student Voting Guide
- You may not register to vote in two places (i.e. counties or states) during the same election cycle.
Although not on the planning committee, the following faculty and administrators are instrumental as consultants and resources:
- Matt Cameron, Assistant Vice Provost for Student Life
- Dennis Gordon, Ph.D., Chair and Professor, Political Science Department
- Sophia Neuhaus, Social Sciences & Government Information Librarian, University Library
- Melan Jaich, Lecturer, Communication Department
For More Information
Contact: Tedd Vanadilok