The Student Organized Voter Access Committee (SOVAC) is a non-partisan committee under the Office of External Affairs of the Associated Students (A.S.), UC San Diego’s undergraduate student government.
Our committee seeks to increase voter registration rates within the UCSD community, facilitate a positive discussion about voting, and encourage student voter turnout. SOVAC performs these services by being the primary representative for voter registration on the UCSD campus, holding informational workshops and speaker series, executing a non-partisan advertising campaign, and collaboration with a wide variety of student groups and external organizations.
We also collaborate with the UC Student Association (UCSA) and help fulfill the goals of their UCweVOTE standing campaign. For more information, go to http://ucsa.org/category/standing-campaigns/ucwevote/.
We work with the campus administration to conduct voter registration drives during the move-in process, in on-campus housing, in the university library, and more. We also collaborate with various student political groups in order to increase student voter engagement.
The next election is on Tuesday, June 5, 2018. Make sure you register to vote!