EVC Votes

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A nonpartisan initiative, grounded in the guiding principles of equity, opportunity and social justice, dedicated to empowering students to vote, and to be civically responsible global citizens.

All In Campus Democracy Challenge Silver Seal AwardThe All In Campus Democracy Challenge Silver Seal awarded to EVC  for increasing students' voting rate between 30-39 percent in the 2018 Midterm Election.


Your Vote Matters! 

We find ourselves living in unprecedented times. The global coronavirus pandemic has laid bare the harsh realities of our broken health care system, income and wealth inequality, and institutional racism that exist in the United States.  During the 2020 General Election, U.S. citizens especially young people, have the opportunity to challenge the status quo and the ways our society is inequitably structured by voting.

Your vote can make a difference in your health care, student loans, employment and community. You have the power to vote for a more just and sustainable world.

The Center for Service-Learning & Public Service has assembled tools, resources and activities to help you get involved and to make informed decisions when you vote. We ask that you do your part by researching the candidates, the ballot issues and making a plan and committing to vote in the 2020 General Election. 

As a participant of the California Students Vote Project, College Ballot Bowl competition, EVC students' voter registration numbers will be displayed at https://caballotbowl.sos.ca.gov

EVC President’s Message

 

EVC Classified Senate's Messages

 

Start making a difference by pledging and registering to vote now! 


Register To Vote

California Secretary of State

California Secretary of State - Election and Voter Registration Information

REGISTER TO VOTE NOWThis is a special link on the California Secretary of State website for California Colleges and Universities entered in the Ballot Bowl Competition.

CHECK YOUR REGISTRATION STATUSFor California residents who want to confirm their address and other information

SAME DAY VOTER REGISTRATIONFor California residents who missed the deadline to register to vote or who want to update their voter registration information
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Important Dates / Vote Early

  • September 22 National Voter Registration Day
    September 24 - October 13 County Voter Information Guide Mailed
  • October 5 - November 2 Vote Early in California
  • October 19  Last Day To Register to Vote 
  • October 24, October 25, October 31 & November 1 Weekend Voting at the Registrar of Voters
  • October 31 - November 3  Vote Center Open in Santa Clara County
  • November 3 General Election Day

Vote Safe Vote From Home

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The safest way to vote is to vote by mail! All registered voters in Santa Clara County will be mailed a Vote by Mail Ballot starting October 5, 2020.

Voting Opens:   Oct. 5 - Nov. 3

Vote by Mail and Early Voting: Oct. 31 - Nov 3

Vote Center Open: Oct. 31 - Nov 3  

Click here for more info about California Voter's Choice Act

Ways to Return Your Vote By Mail Ballot

Picture of an envelope. 1. Mail the ballot: Free prepaid postage return envelope

Picture of a mailbox. 2. Official Ballot Drop Box: Drop the ballot in a secure official county ballot drop box; or

Picture of a building. 3. Vote Center: Visit any Vote Center within Santa Clara County.  Text VOTE to GOVOTE (468-683) to find your Vote Center

How Do I Return My Ballot?

Returning Vote by Mail Ballot

Track Vote By Mail Ballot 

Vote In Person

If voting in person, please consider voting early to avoid crowds on Election Day.  Masks will be required, and social distancing regulations will be enforced. Gloves and Masks will be provided.

Vote Centers in Santa Clara County will be open 4 days and will have new and more accessible voting equipment. Bilingual ballots & language assistance will be available. 

Click here to Find Your Vote Center or Text VOTE to GOVOTE (468-683)

For additional information visit Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters at www.sccvote.org/voterchoice or call  866-430-Vote (8683

Ballot Measures & Guides

CA BALLOT MEASURESVoter's Edge - California Voter Guide

Voter's Edge is a nonpartisan online guild to ballot measures, candidates and their supporters.

 

Get Involved!

Complete the Census online, by phone or mail today by September 30, 2020.

2020 Census image with "Every Counts" message in 3 languages

In 2020 the United States Census Bureau will meet its Constitutional obligation by counting every resident of the United States. Reapportioning of congressional seats and funding for states are based on population totals, sex, age, race and other important factors. Counting every residents helps communities receive the funding they need to support essential programs in education, housing, health care, employment, transportation and public policy. Want to help your community while earning extra money? 

2020 Census Jobs advertisementAPPLY Online 

Volunteer Opportunities

Democracy's Future: Critical Conversations 
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Upcoming Democracy's Future: Critical Conversations

Zoom Events

Teaching And Learning Resources

The Center for Service-Learning and Public Service provides ongoing training and resources to support faculty in integrating community and civic engagement into existing curricula. To assist faculty educate and mobilize their students to vote in the 2020 General Election, the EVC Votes Steering Committee created a number of assignments located on Canvas Commons along with educational videos and podcast listed below to enrich classroom discussions, research and extra credit assignments.

Videos

Ted Talks

Podcast

​EVC Students' Voting Rates

All In Campus Democracy Challenge Silver Seal AwardThe All In Campus Democracy Challenge Silver Seal awarded to EVC  for increasing students' voting rate between 30-39 percent in the 2018 Midterm Election.



 

2014 & 2018 NSLVE Report

2012 & 2016 NSLVE Report

 EVC Votes Civic Engagement Steering Committee

Marjorie Clark Coordinator, Service-Learning & Public Service

Tammara Chavez  Community Engagement Specialist, Veterans

David Hendricks Faculty, History

Elba Padilla Izquierdo Program Specialist, Women and Gender Studies 

Raniyah Johnson Director Student Development & Activities

Rachel Jung Santa Clara Registrar of Voters Election Specialist & VCA Outreach Coordinator

Elizabeth Kramer Faculty, Language Arts

Brenda Martinez Program CoordinatorEquity/OASISS

Angelina Loyola Faculty, Sociology

Melissa-Ann Nievera-Lozano Faculty, Ethnic Studies
 
Tiffany O'Brien Program Assistant, Service Learning & Public Service

Guy Ras Faculty, Political Science

Josh Russell  Director of Marketing & Public Relations, President's Office

Brandon Yanari Program Coordinator, Business and Workforce 

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