WHERE CAN I REGISTER TO VOTE?
AM I ELIGIBLE TO REGISTER TO VOTE?
If you are a citizen of the United States, a resident of California, and at least 18 years old at the time of the next election, then you are eligible to register to vote!
IS IT DIFFICULT TO REGISTER TO VOTE?
Not at all! Luckily, California is one of many states that make the voter registration process as seamless as possible, and it takes less than 2 minutes!
I AM A UCLA STUDENT LIVING AWAY FROM HOME. WHERE SHOULD I REGISTER TO VOTE?
You can register to vote either at your college address, or at your hometown address. If you register at your hometown address and want to vote while attending college, you must remember to request an absentee ballot (vote by mail) at least 30 days before the election.
I LIVE IN A RESIDENCE HALL AT UCLA. HOW DO I CORRECTLY FILL OUT THE VOTER REGISTRATION FORM?
If you live in a residence hall, use the name of the specific residence hall as your residence address (e.g. Rieber Hall). The P.O. Box is considered your mailing address.
WHEN IS THE LAST DAY TO REGISTER TO VOTE FOR AN ELECTION?
Although you may register to vote at any time, a person is eligible to vote only if he or she is registered on or before 15 days prior to that election.
UNDER WHICH CIRCUMSTANCES SHOULD I RE-REGISTER TO VOTE?
If you plan to live in Westwood/Los Angeles County while you attend UCLA, then you do not have to re-register, even if your address has changed. As long as you remain living in Los Angeles County, you can show up to the polling place associated with the address that you registered to. HOWEVER, you will be assigned a provisional ballot, meaning that the Los Angeles County Clerk will verify that you continue to be a Los Angeles County resident. This means that your vote will not be counted until after the election (the state legally has a month after the election to count all ballots). While there are some misconceptions about this process, research has found that 90% of provisional ballots are legitimate and therefore counted.
WHERE DO I VOTE?
There will be polling places on campus, on the hill, and in Westwood for you to vote at! Precise locations will be available 2-4 weeks before the election at the Secretary of State’s Website.
WHO ARE MY ELECTED OFFICIALS AT THE STATE AND NATIONAL LEVeLS?
Finding this information is very easy. All you have to do is input your address in one of the below websites, and it will then list the politicians who represent you!
At UCLA, our State Assemblyman is Sebastian Ridley Thomas, State Senator Ben Allen, U.S. Representative Ted Lieu, and U.S. Senators Barbara Boxer and Diane Feinstein, though Senator Boxer is retiring in 2016. To learn more about the California 2016 elections and the Senate Race for Senator Boxer's Seat, go to our CA 2016 page.