UC I DECIDE 2018: Information Guide for UCI Students

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Hello Anteaters! This information guide is brought to you by the ASUCI Office of the External VP. Below you will find information about voter registration and voting. You will also find information about polling locations on campus, provisional voting, and how to find your polling location.

This election, ASUCI’s Office of the External Vice President aims to register more than 4,000 students of the undergraduate body to vote through our UC-I-Decide voter engagement efforts. If you are willing and able register to vote through California University and College Ballot Bowl

DATES TO REMEMBER!

  • Tuesday, March 12, 2019:

    Special Election for Orange County Board of Supervisors

    Deadline to receive vote-by-mail ballots

    Drop off ballots at polling location by 8pm

    Election Day!

  • Tuesday, November 6:

    Deadline to receive vote-by-mail ballots

    Election Day!!

  • Tuesday, October 30, 2018:
    Last day to apply to vote-by-mail

    Early Voting & Same Day Voter Registration at UCI!
    7am-8pm @ UCI flagpoles

  • Monday, October 22, 2018:

    Last day to register to vote, online or by mail

  • Wednesday, October 17, 2018:

    Fall Civic Engagement Fair

    10am-3pm @ Student Center Terrace/Ring

    Fall Civic Engagement Forum

    5pm-7pm @ Emerald Bay

  • Wednesday, October 10:
    First day to vote-by-mail

VOTING ON NOVEMBER 6TH & MARCH 12TH

If you are registered to vote, we highly recommend voting at your assigned polling location.
Your name will be on that location’s roster of voters and you will receive the correct ballot that pertains to your assigned precinct (which is based on your home address).

How to Find Your Polling Location:

  • If you’re registered in Orange County, California, visit this link: OC Vote.
  • If you’re registered at a different county in California, visit: CA Secretary of State and search for your county.
  • If you’re registered outside of California, visit your state’s Secretary of State website.
  • The address of your polling place is also on the back page of the sample ballot booklet that your county elections official mailed to you.
  • Click here for on campus locations for the midterm election 2018

Vote-By-Mail Voters

If you’re registered to vote-by-mail, you may drop off your vote-by-mail ballot at any polling location in your county, regardless of whether it is your assigned location.

May I vote at a polling place other than where I am assigned?

Even if your name is not on the voter list at the polling place, you have the right to vote with a provisional ballot. Your provisional ballot will be counted only after the elections official has confirmed you are a registered voter and you did not vote anywhere else in that election.

Resources for November 6th

  • Official Voter Guide on Propositions by the University of California Student Association
  • Take a quiz on the ISideWith for a personalized voter guide for the Midterm Election
  • Voter’s Edge California by League of Women Voters for more information on the ballot and candidates
  • Ballotpedia for a Sample Ballot and information on candidates and propositions

Resources for March 12th

Common Questions About Voter Registration

You must be:

  • A citizen of the United States.
  • A California resident.
  • 18 years old or older on Election Day.
  • Not currently in prison or on parole for a felony conviction.

If you are 16 or 17 years of age you can pre-register to vote, but you will not be able to vote in the upcoming November 6, 2018 Election.

If you are 17 years of age and will be 18 or older by November 6, 2018, you can register and vote in the General Election.

You must be registered to vote (if you are mailing it in, the registration form must be postmarked) no more than 15 days before the election. To vote in the general election this November 6, 2018, you must be registered by Monday, October 22, 2018, which is during week 4.

The deadline to register for the March 2019 Third Supervisorial District Vacancy Election is February 25, 2019. After this date, you may register in person using the conditional voter registration process.

If you are registered in California, you may check your voter registration status here: https://voterstatus.sos.ca.gov/.

If you are registered in a different state, go to www.google.com and search: “Check your voter registration status [insert your state name here].”

Voter registration forms give you the option of registering with the:

  • American Independent Party (*note: registering with this party is not the same as being an Independent voter*)
  • Democratic Party
  • Green Party,
  • Libertarian Party
  • Peace and Freedom Party
  • Republican Party,
  • Or you may fill in your own party.

You also have have the option to select “No Party Preference” (i.e. to register as an Independent voter).

In the state of California, the Republican Party holds closed primaries, meaning that anyone who is not registered with the Republican Party cannot vote in the Republican primary. The Democratic Party does allow Independent voters to vote in the Democratic primary (along with registered Democrats), but Independents cannot vote for Democratic presidential candidates.

During the midterm election, you may vote for any candidate regardless of your party preference.

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Common Questions About Voting