Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Why should I vote in this election?
With 17 California ballot measures deciding everything from marijuana to gun control to prescription drug prices, plus an open U.S. Senate seat and a number of key initiatives at the local level such as homeless housing and a metro in LA, this election is about so much more than the presidential race. Local initiatives are often decided by a small number of votes, and UCLA students will be directly affected by many of the outcomes.
I’m already registered at home. Can I still vote here?
If your home is in California, then you can still vote here. However, you must request a crossover ballot at your nearest poling place. Your ballot will unfortunately take longer to process, but will still count!
What happens when I re-register to vote?
Filling out a new registration form simply voids your previous registration at your old address. You can only be registered to vote in one location at a given time, so when you move back home or away from campus, you will need to register again using your updated address.
I’m from out of state -- can I still vote in California?
YES! If you are living at UCLA you are legally entitled to a vote here. We highly encourage you to re-register at UCLA using your building address.
What if I want my vote to count in my home district or state?
If you would still like to vote in your home district, we suggest you re-register using your address at home, but changing the mailing address to your new address here so you can receive your vote-by-mail ballot at UCLA. Our online registration system at register.bruinsvote.com works for any district or state -- give it a try!
For most students, we recommend re-registering to vote at UCLA, as absentee voting takes more time and forethought than voting in person at UCLA.
How can I check that I am registered and ready to vote?
To check if you are registered to vote, go online to http://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/registration-status. You will need the address that you used to register to vote to check your registration status. If you used your dorm building address, the dorm addresses can be found here.
How will I know where to vote on election day?
If you registered to vote in Los Angeles, you can check your polling location here (https://www.lavote.net/vrstatus/). You must use the same address you registered with -- so if you registered on the hill using the Housing Mail Center (330 De Neve Dr.) instead of your building address, you’ll need to enter that specific address.
Where can I learn more about the ballot measures and candidates running?