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Are You Ready to Vote?

Register to Vote

1. Decide where you want to register

Your registration address should reflect the place you’ll be able to receive important election mail — like your ballot. If you plan to vote in person, you’ll be assigned a polling place near the address where you’re registered, so it should be somewhere you can get to on Election Day.

Already registered? Double check that you are registered and your California address is current. You will need to re-register if your information has changed or if you have moved into a different county. (For example - if you registered to vote in LA County in September 2021, but live in Davis (Yolo County) now, you will need to re-register to vote in Yolo County. We encourage students who are currently living in Davis to register to vote in Davis. It's important to make your voice heard as a Davis student-resident in local elections. For students residing outside of California, please visit the Campus Vote Project State Student Guides for state-specific voting information.

2. 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).

Need to check if you’re eligible? See who can vote in California.

3. Register as soon as possible!

Using castudentvote.org is one of the quickest, most convenient options. After the online registration deadline on May 23, you can use Same Day Voter Registration to vote conditionally at your local polling place or county elections office. 

Vote

Vote early! Voting Assistance Centers (VACs) will be open starting June 4. To ensure your ballot is counted and arrives on time, bring the ballot to the VAC in the ARC Ballroom (see hours below) starting June 4 where lines will most likely be shorter. If you are mailing your ballot back, send it by May 27 to give it at the minimum 7 business days to reach your county’s election office. Reminder: Vote-by-mail ballots that are mailed must be postmarked on or before Election Day and received by your county elections office no later than 17 days after Election Day.

Track Your Ballot

The California Secretary of State offers Where’s My Ballot?—a new way for voters to track and receive notifications on the status of their vote-by-mail ballot. Where’s My Ballot? lets voters know where their ballot is, and its status, every step of the way.

Sign-up at WheresMyBallot.sos.ca.gov to receive automatic email, SMS (text), or voice call notifications about your ballot.  Where'sMyBallot? is available in every county.

Voting Assistance and Ballot Drop-off Locations

Voter Assistance Centers (VACs)

(For Primary Election) Saturday, June 4 through Tuesday, June 7 - hours TBD
(For General Election) Saturday, Nov. 5 - Tuesday, Nov. 8 - hours TBD 

  • ARC Ballroom (on campus)
    760 Orchard Road, Davis
  • Veterans Memorial Center - Multipurpose Room
    302 East 14th Street, Davis
  • Montgomery Elementary School - Multipurpose Room
    1441 Danbury Street, Davis
  • Patwin Elementary School - Multipurpose Room
    2222 Shasta Drive, Davis

Ballot Drop-off Boxes (BDB) for the City of Davis

Available Monday, May 9 through Tuesday, June 7
(Except the BDBs located on the UC Davis campus and City Hall, which are available year-round)

  • UC Davis Campus - across from Hunt Hall (24/7; 365)
    282 Tennis Court Lane, Davis
  • City Hall (Exterior - 24/7; 365)
    23 Russell Boulevard, Davis
  • Nugget Markets (Daily 6 AM–10 PM)
    409 Mace Boulevard, Davis
  • Nugget Markets (Daily 6 AM–10 PM)
    1414 East Covell Boulevard, Davis
  • Westlake Market (Daily 7 AM–11 PM)
    1260 Lake Boulevard, Davis
Please note that if you are not registered to vote in Yolo County, we recommend that you mail your ballot directly via the post office by May 27. This will be the most efficient way to send your ballot directly to the county where you are registered.