Remember to Vote!

California is holding an unusual special election this month to decide whether to recall the governor and replace him with someone else. It’s important for all eligible voters to have their say.

It’s easy to vote: It only takes a few minutes to fill out the short ballot, but you must submit your ballot by next Tuesday, Sept. 14.

Ballot Drop Box near RSS BuildingYou can fill out your ballot at home. Remember to seal, sign and date the return envelope. (Make sure your signature matches the one you provided when registering.) You can then return the ballot – no later than Tuesday, Sept. 14 – in any of these ways:

  • Mail in your ballot. Postage is free!
  • Drop off your ballot at an official ballot Drop Box. There's a Drop Box on the De Anza campus that is accessible from Staff/Student Parking Lot A – on the sidewalk outside the Registration and Student Services Building entrance that faces Stevens Creek Boulevard. Or you can check online to find a Drop Box near you.
  • Bring your ballot in person to any county Vote Center. Check the county elections website to find one near you.

Voting procedures may vary in different counties; check with your county election office for more information.

You can learn more by visiting the California Secretary of State’s elections website and the De Anza Votes webpage at

(Posted on Sept. 9, 2021)

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