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Be a change-maker with Civic Engagement! Join us to boost social responsibility through fun activities, volunteer projects, and encouraging student participation in elections. Make an impact and help create a meaningful voting experience. Remember, the next General Election is on November 5th! 

Ballot Bowl

The California University and College Ballot Bowl is a friendly competition where higher education campuses compete to register the most students to vote and showcase civic engagement efforts. The California Secretary of State Students Vote Project (SVP) hosts the Ballot Bowl during an even numbered year ahead of the general election.

College Student Voter Registration Tools

The California Secretary of State Students Vote Project tracks college student voter registration throughout the year and during the Ballot Bowl competition with the following tools:

Register to Vote

See the following links below to learn more about registering to vote in your state of residency

California Registration Information

Official Voter Information Guide from Secretary of State of the State of California, Shirley Nash Weber, Ph. D

Free and fair elections are the foundation of American democracy. Throughout our nation’s history, we have held elections during times of peace and times of war, during good economic times and during recessions, and even prior pandemics.

  • Every registered voter will receive a vote-by-mail ballot.
  • Every registered voter can sign up to receive vote-by-mail ballot tracking by text (SMS), email, or voice call.
  • Extra sanitation methods and social distancing measures will be in place at all voting locations.

You can help your community by voting early this year, either by mail or in person. Smaller crowds and shorter lines on Election Day will help elections officials maintain healthier voting locations and allow poll workers to better serve voters who need assistance — including our neighbors with disabilities, those who need assistance in another language, or those who need a replacement ballot.

You can visit for more helpful information and tools for this year’s election.

If you have any questions about voter registration or casting your ballot this fall, you can contact the Secretary of State’s office by calling toll-free (800) 345-VOTE (8683).