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The California Students Vote Project, a project of the California Secretary of State in partnership with the California Lieutenant Governor and a coalition of nonprofit organizations which includes CalPIRG, California Common Cause, and Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus, aims to increase civic engagement and voter participation among California students. The California Students Vote Project is a first of its kind partnership which brings together all of the California higher education systems, including all of the 484,300 students in the California State University, the 238,000 in the University of California, the 1,434,573 students in the California Community Colleges and the more than 135,000 students at the Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities to promote a democracy that is more inclusive of student voices.

The California Students Vote project incorporates an array of resources designed to equip students with the knowledge and tools to be civically engaged in their respective campus. Some of the resources include a factsheet that captures how students have voted in California and a student guide that looks at the “best practices” other schools have used to encourage civic engagement.

Registration for the California University and College Ballot Bowl begins August 20, 2018. Fact sheets, sample social media posts, sample posters, frequently asked questions about voting, sample emails and best practices will be added September 14th to help all students and campus leaders participate in the Ballot Bowl.

View the signed memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the University of California.

View the resolution passed by the California Community Colleges Board of Governors.

View the signed memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the California State University and the California State Student Association.

*New* View the signed memorandum of understanding (MOU) with The Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities (AICCU).