Election and Voter Information

Register to Vote!!

Be Informed, Participate, and Make Your Voice Heard 

Not sure if you're registered already? Find out here

Tuesday, June 7th is Election Day in California for the Primary Elections.

Your primary Election ballot will include candidates for U.S. Senate, Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of State, Controller, Treasurer, Attorney General, Insurance Commissioner, Member of State Board of Equalization, State Superintendent of Public Instruction, U.S. Representative in Congress, State Senator, State Assembly Member, as well as other local candidates and ballot measures. To read more about this Primary Election visit the California Secretary of State’s website and the Santa Cruz County Elections Department.

Campus Drop Box 

  • Drop off your vote-by-mail ballot at the ballot drop box.
    • Location: Bay Tree Bookstore

Polling Sites on Campus

  • Stevenson College Event Center (101 McLaughlin Dr, Santa Cruz) 
    • Saturday, June 4th: Voting 9am-5pm
      Sunday, June 5th: Voting 9am-5pm
      Monday, June 6th: Voting 8am-5pm
      Tuesday, June 7th: Voting 7am-8pm (Election Day)
  • Silicon Valley Campus
    • Saturday, June 4th: Voting 8am-6pm
      Sunday, June 5th: Voting 8am-6pm
      Monday, June 6th: Voting 8am-6pm
      Tuesday, June 7th: Voting 6am-10pm (Election Day)
Same-day Voter Registration will be available

How can I vote?

All California active registered voters will receive a vote-by-mail ballot. Your county elections office will begin mailing ballots by May 9, 2022.

Voting is a citizen's fundamental right, and UC Santa Cruz urges you to let your voice be heard. This year, the campus is making it as easy as possible for you to cast your ballot.

There will be one in-person voting site on the main campus. This voting site will be located at the Stevenson Event Center. It will be open for 4 days; Saturday-Tuesday June 4th-7th. They will accept mail-in ballots.
There will also be an in-person voting site at the Silicon Valley Campus in Room 2110. It will be open for 4 days; Saturday-Tuesday June 4th-7th.

Finally, you may deposit your completed ballot in the Official Ballot Drop Box that has been installed in Quarry Plaza in front of Bay Tree Bookstore. If you have a mail ballot and are registered in Santa Cruz County, you can mail it before June 7th or hand it in at any polling place on Election Day.

Not registered to vote? You can still participate!

The State of California allows for Conditional Voter Registration. The Stevenson Event Center will be a site for conditional voter registration. You can register and vote conditionally. Conditional ballots will be processed once the county elections office has completed the voter registration verification process. You will need to bring your California driver’s license or Social Security Number and you will need to provide your dorm room and campus PO box if you live on campus.

In addition, the Santa Cruz County Elections Department will have a Votemobile trailer at the main entrance of campus where you may also register to vote prior to the primary election. The Votemobile trailer will be at the the Barn Theatre (Parking Lot 122) at the base of campus on the following two Fridays:

Friday, May 20th from 8am-12pm
Friday, May 27th from 12pm-4pm


Election Security - Is Your Vote Secure???

YES! Election security is a major concern at all levels of government. The end goal of election security is to deliver a process that is safe and secure but is also fair, accurate, and accessible. In California, at both the state and county levels, there is a multitude of layered security protocols in place.

I don’t know where I am registered, can I look it up online? 

Yes. You can go to VoterStatus.sos.ca.gov and look up your voter information. If you need to change anything, you can go to RegisterToVote.ca.gov and change it. 

I'm registered to vote back home, what should I do?

If you are registered at an address that is NOT in Santa Cruz County, a ballot would have been mailed to that address. If you did not receive a ballot, you will need to visit one of the in-person voting sites, like the Stevenson Event Center on campus, to fill out the conditional voting registration. 

Thank you for participating!

 Sammy Slug with the Santa Cruz County Elections team at the polling station at the Bay Tree Conference Center

Feel free to contact the Government & Community Relations Office for any further questions or concerns about voting on campus.