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Given the need to improve civic engagement, in 2016 the Secretary of State—in partnership with then California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom, now Lieutenant Governor Eleni Kounalakis, and three nonprofit organizations; CalPIRG, California Common Cause, and Asian Americans Advancing Justice—created the California Students Vote Project. The California Students Vote Project is a first of its kind partnership in the nation where all major institutions of higher education in California have solidified commitments to partner with the Secretary of State’s office and encourage student civic engagement efforts, in order to promote a democracy that is more inclusive of student voices.

We invite administrators, university representatives, and students to use this page as a resource. This portal includes social media infographics, frequently asked questions, and links to get young people informed and involved.  


Students Vote Project Fact Sheet

Ballot Bowl

Resolutions and MOUs

Frequently Asked Questions

Guides to Voter Registration Drives

Volunteer as a pollworker

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