HOW TO REGISTER TO VOTE:
BEFORE YOU REGISTER ONLINE:
If you do NOT have a California-issued driver’s license or ID card and the DMV does not have a copy of your signature on file, you will need to print and sign the paper application that is created for you, put it in an envelope, put a stamp on it, and mail it in (or bring it in yourself). If this is the case, we recommend filling out one of SOVAC’s voter registration forms, which do not require postage, and will allow us to bring in or mail in the form on your behalf.
Check out our Voter FAQ for UCSD-specific information (like needing to put your MAILBOX NUMBER instead of your Apt/Unit Number where indicated.)
When you’re ready, go to our Instructions page to get started!
(2) BY FORM:
If you’re looking to register to vote, you’ve come to the right place! SOVAC members have been trained in voter registration and are happy to help get you registered! We provide voter registration cards (VRCs), also known as voter registration forms.
You can find us tabling during Move-In Days/Orientations, Welcome Week, on Library Walk, in Geisel Library, or giving presentations to building/town hall meetings, classes, or student org meetings. You can hand us back your completed registration form or drop it off in the Geisel Library voter registration drop box, and we’ll come pick it up and get it to the Registrar of Voters for you! (You also have the option of mailing in your completed form on your own!) There are also line-by-line Instructions and FAQ packets available for your use!
In compliance with the Elections Code, we will return all completed forms to the San Diego County Registrar of Voters within 72 hours of receiving them (excluding Saturdays, Sundays and state holidays), or before the deadline, whichever is sooner.
(3) UPDATE MAILBOX NUMBER ONLY
***If you previously lived on-campus at UCSD and just need to update your mailbox number:***
While you may re-register using the forms or online registration tool, you can also simply contact the San Diego County Registrar of Voters by phone at (858) 565-5800 or email at email@example.com!
You must provide them with the following:
1. Your full legal name
2. Your date of birth.
3. Your old mailbox number.
4. Your new mailbox number.
5. *Include your phone number so they can contact you if any problem arises.