Register to vote

Deadline: Monday, October 24

Registering to vote locally helps build political power for students and IV residents. If we want to create a more sustainable community and solve the housing crisis, we need to flex our power at the ballot box.

How can I register to vote?

The easiest way to update your voter registration address is to fill out a paper voter registration card with a wet signature.

Stop by UCSB Campus Democrats or the Gauchos Vote Coalition at the Arbor this Monday and fill out a form!

Voter Registration Checklist

1. Make sure you’re eligible

In general, you need to be 18 years old by Election Day and a U.S. citizen (in addition to some other requirements.)

2. Make sure your registration is up to date

Already registered? Check that your address is current and re-register if your address has changed.

3. Pick a political party … or choose not to

You will be able to vote for the same candidates and issues in the general election regardless of which party you choose.

4. Register as soon as possible!

October 24 is the deadline to register online to vote in the 2022 general election. After that day, California voters can register at their county elections offices or use same day registration on election day. Learn more about same day voter registration.