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.
2018 Planning Committee
- Tess Cartin (student)
- Erik Echeona (student)
- Bjorn Thyrring (student)
- Tedd Vanadilok (advisor)
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