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HOW TO FILL OUT YOUR FORM:



TO BE ELIGIBLE TO REGISTER TO VOTE IN CALIFORNIA, YOU MUST BE:

1. A United States citizen;
2. A resident of California (College students can register at their college address; there is no extra wait time);
3. 18 years of age or older on the day of the next election (November 8th, 2016);
4. Not imprisoned or on parole for the conviction of a felony;
5. Not found mentally incompetent by a court.

BEFORE YOU REGISTER ONLINE:

Check here to see if you’re registered in San Diego/when you last registered. For other California counties, go here and select your county!

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.

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COMPLETE THE VOTER REGISTRATION ONLINE FORM AS FOLLOWS (or skip down to the voter registration card instructions below):
Click here to go to the UC Student Association’s online voter registration tool (opens in a new tab):
 

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Beginning: School
Choose “UC San Diego” from the drop-down menu. When done, click “GO” to continue the registration process.

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Step 1:  Basic Information

Enter the following:
– your preferred email address
– your ZIP Code (92092 if living on-campus at UCSD)
– date of birth (MM-DD-YYY format).

Check the following boxes to confirm:
– “I am a U.S. citizen” (required in order to register to vote in the United States)
– “I have a driver’s license or state ID card” (your driver’s license or state ID card must be issued by California. If you do not have one of these, then you will be asked to provide the last four digits of your Social Security Number later)
– “I will be 18 by the next election day” (You are eligible to register to vote now if you will be 18 years old, or older, by the next election day: June 7th, 2016).
– “I am registering to vote for the first time” (Only check this box if you are registering to vote for the first time, instead of updating your voter registration).

When done, click “Next Step” to continue the registration process.


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Step 2: Personal Information

Enter the following information:
– Title (select from the drop-down menu)
– First Name
– Middle Name (if applicable)
– Last Name
– Suffix (select from the drop-down menu; if applicable)

Home Address*
If living on-campus at UCSD:
– Address: 9450 Gilman Drive
– Unit/Lot #: PUT YOUR MAILBOX NUMBER HERE! (ex: 21234)
– City: La Jolla
– State: California (should be pre-added)
– ZIP Code: 92092 (should be pre-added from Step 1)

If your mailing address is different than your residential address (skip if living on-campus at UCSD):
– Check the box that says “I get my mail at a different address from the one above” and enter the corresponding information.

If you have changed your address since the last time you registered to vote, including your on-campus UCSD mailbox, check the box that says “I have changed my address” and enter your previous address.

If you have changed your legal name since the last time you registered to vote, check the box that says “I have changed my name” and enter the corresponding information.

Enter your phone number in the ###-###-#### format, and select the type from the drop-down menu below.

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Step 3: Stay Informed and Take Action
Check desired boxes and click “Next Step” to continue the registration process.

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Step 4: Continue to the CA Secretary of State Website (or skip down to “Step 4: With No CA Driver License/CA State ID” below)

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You will be informed that you will be directed to the California Secretary of State website, where the information you have entered will be added. You may be asked to fill out some additional information, including any info you missed previously, as well as confirming your email address, entering your CA Driver’s License/State ID number, your party preference, and whether you would like to receive a vote-by-mail ballot in all elections (highly recommended).

Click “I’d like to submit my form online with CA now” to continue the registration process on the CA Secretary of State website.

*****Opt to receive VOTE-BY-MAIL ballot in all elections*****
– This is also known as being PAV, or a Permanent Absentee Voter. It is preferable for UCSD students so we don’t have to vote in person on June 7, 2016 (Tuesday of Spring Quarter’s Finals Week), but you can also drop off your completed ballot at the San Diego County Registrar of Voters, at any designated mail ballot drop-off location (will be announced), or at any polling location in the county on Election Day (including all of the ones on campus), by 8:00 PM. Read more in our FAQ.

***Review all information transferred to the CA Secretary of State website to make sure that it transferred properly and that you don’t miss anything!

Step 4: With No CA Driver License/CA State ID

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Enter the last four digits of your Social Security Number (SSN). Then, choose your race/ethnicity from the drop-down menu. Lastly, choose your party preference from the drop-down menu.

Step 5: With No CA Driver License/CA State ID

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Review all information to ensure accuracy, then click “Prepare Form” for printing.

*****Opt to receive VOTE-BY-MAIL ballot in all elections*****
– This is also known as being PAV, or a Permanent Absentee Voter. It is preferable for UCSD students so we don’t have to vote in person on June 7, 2016 (Tuesday of Spring Quarter’s Finals Week), but you can also drop off your completed ballot at the San Diego County Registrar of Voters, at any designated mail ballot drop-off location (will be announced), or at pany olling location in the county on Election Day (including all of the ones on campus), by 8:00 PM. Read more in our FAQ.

On a paper form, you will be required to initial next to the item asking if you would like to become a Permanent Absentee Voter (PAV). Make certain that you sign and date your form and that all information is correct. Then mail in your form (mailboxes at UCSD are located in the residential colleges, at Price Center outside of Burger King, or you can bring it to the postal center in Price Center located next to Burger King).

***Review all information make sure that it’s accurate, and that you don’t miss anything!***

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COMPLETE THE VOTER REGISTRATION CARD (VRC)/FORM AS FOLLOWS (or go back to the online instructions above):
Items 1, 2, & 3: Print FIRST NAME, MIDDLE NAME, LAST NAME, and check box for desired title (optional)

Items 4 & 5: Fill in COMPLETE RESIDENCE ADDRESS

If living on-campus at UCSD:
– Home address: 9450 Gilman Drive
– Apt or unit #: Put your mailbox number here!
– City: La Jolla
– State: CA
– Zip code: 92092
– California county: San Diego

Item 6: If no street address, provide intersection (skip if living on-campus at UCSD)

Items 7 & 8: Print MAILING ADDRESS if different from above (skip if living on-campus at UCSD)

Items 9 & 10: Print DATE OF BIRTH (MM/DD/YYYY) & print STATE OR FOREIGN COUNTRY OF BIRTH

Item 11: Print CALIFORNIA DRIVER’S LICENSE or CA STATE ID CARD NUMBER
– If none, then list only LAST 4 DIGITS OF SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER (SSN)

Items 12 & 13: Print EMAIL ADDRESS and TELEPHONE NUMBER (optional but helpful if the Registrar of Voters needs to contact the voter for missing information)

Item 14: Choose a POLITICAL PARTY (Choose only ONE)
– Check box next to desired political party, OR
– Next to “Other (specify):” Write in another political party not listed, OR
– Check the box that says, “No Party Preference”. (Read our FAQ on the difference between registering with a political party preference and registering with no party preference).

Item 15: Initial to receive a VOTE-BY-MAIL ballot in all elections
– This is also known as being PAV, or a Permanent Absentee Voter. It is preferable for UCSD students so they don’t have to vote in person on June 7, 2016 (Tuesday of Spring Quarter’s Finals Week), but you can also drop off your completed ballot at the San Diego County Registrar of Voters, at any designated mail ballot drop-off location, or at any polling location in the county on Election Day, by 8:00 PM. Read more in our FAQ.

Item 16: PRIOR REGISTRATION
Only applies it you were previously registered to vote at another address.
– If applicable, former name, address, and political party preference.

Item 17: CHECK BOXES to confirm that you are a United States citizen and that you will be 18 years of age or older on the day of the next election (June 7, 2016).

Item 18: SIGN and DATE (Month/Day/Year)

“Optional” Voter Information Box:
A: Indicate if you would like to serve as a poll worker and/or polling place owner.
B & C: Ethnicity/race info & language preference helps in assigning bilingual poll workers to polling locations & plan the production of multilingual election materials. *Voter will receive materials in preferred language (if available in their county).

“Did someone help you fill out or deliver this form?” Box:
– The organization (e.g. SOVAC) must handwrite the required information where indicated, & then sign it (on the top & bottom).

Voter Receipt
– Registrant should keep this information for their records & should receive a Voter Notification Card in approximately 2-3 weeks to confirm their registration information.

Double-Check for Common Omissions to avoid processing delays:
– County (Items 5 & 16)
– Birthplace (Item 10)
– ID number (Item 11)
Initials to vote-by-mail, if desired (Item 15)
– Prior registration (Item 16)
– Citizenship & age eligibility boxes (Item 17)
– Date (Item 18)
– Signature (Item 18).

Returning the Voter Registration Card (VRC):
– It must be received 15 days prior to election (deadline for the November 8, 2016 primary is October 24, 2016).
– UCSD students can turn in their voter registration card (VRC) to a SOVAC volunteer, or drop it off in any voter registration box in Geisel Library or your college’s Residence Life Office (if they have one), and SOVAC will return it to the San Diego Registrar of Voters’ office.
– In compliance with the Elections Code, SOVAC will return all completed voter registration cards within 72 hours (excluding Saturdays, Sundays and state holidays) of receiving the completed forms, or before the deadline for application, whichever is sooner.

~Last updated 10/05/2016~

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