Election Day is Nov. 3 

Remember to Register – and Vote!

Californians will vote Nov. 3 in the nationwide election for U.S. president, as well as contests for local, state and Congressional offices. 

You can register online until Oct. 23, or 15 days before the election. After that, you can register any time through Election Day by visiting a county election office or Vote Center.

If you live in Santa Clara County, you will be sent a mail ballot in early October. You can then vote in any of three ways:

  • Mail your ballot any time up through Election Day
  • Drop your ballot in an official ballot drop box any time up through Election Day – look for the drop box in the Main Quad at De Anza
  • Bring your ballot or vote in person at a county Vote Center, any time from Oct. 24 through Election Day

You can learn more about voting by visiting the California Secretary of State’s Student Vote Project webpage, or check back here for more details as the election approaches. 

National Voter Registration Day is Sept. 22.

You Can Still Register!

 Here's how to register and vote in the Nov. 3 election.

Check Your Status

If you think you might be registered, but aren't sure, you can check your status on these websites

Register in Person

If it turns out that you aren't registered

Cast Your Ballot!

If you registered to vote in Santa Clara County, San Mateo County or 14 other counties, you will be sent a mail ballot in early October. You can then vote in any of three ways:

  • Mail your ballot any time up through Election Day. (Postage is free.)
  • Drop your ballot in an official ballot drop box any time up through Election Day – look for the drop box in the Main Quad at De Anza
  • Bring your ballot or vote in person at a county Vote Center, any time from Oct. 24 through Election Day. You no longer have to vote in the precinct where you live.

New Ways to Vote This Year!

Under the new system, your old polling place may not be open on Election Day. But you can find the nearest Vote Center or drop box by checking with the Registrar of Voters for your county. If you live in Santa Clara County, use these online tools 

If you are registered to vote and don't receive your ballot in the mail, visit the nearest Vote Center or call your Registrar of Voters. The number for Santa Clara County is 1.866.430.VOTE (8683). 

As always, you are eligible to vote if you are

  • At least 18 years old
  • A U.S. citizen
  • Registered to vote at your current residence

Our Commitment

De Anza is committed to encouraging all who are eligible to participate in local, state and national elections.

  • If you are a Foothill-De Anza Community College District employee, please read this memo about political advocacy by employees.

Resources


California Voter Guide


Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters logo


Student Guide

voting guide coverCheck out this printable Student Voting Guide for California, courtesy of the Campus Vote Project.


Voter's Edge  

Voter's Edge logo

Get the Voter's Edge – nonpartisan information about what's on your ballot – from MapLight and the League of Women Voters of California Education Fund  


rock the vote logo and link 


Voto Latino logo and link

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