Election Day is November 8

To: UC Santa Cruz Community

From: Chancellor George Blumenthal

You probably don't need me to remind you that Tuesday is Election Day. I encourage you to vote and exercise your right to be heard in this election. In addition to the presidential election, state and local races will have important impacts.

Early voting is well underway across the country, and the campus is making it as easy as possible for you to cast your ballot.

Six campus polling stations will be open on Tuesday, November 8, from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. All will accept mail-in ballots. In addition, you may deposit your completed ballot in a new Official Ballot Drop Box that has been installed in Quarry Plaza in front of Bay Tree Bookstore.

In addition, early voting is available at two locations: the Santa Cruz County Elections Department at 701 Ocean Street in Santa Cruz, and the Watsonville City Clerk's Office at 275 Main Street in Watsonville. Both locations will be open this weekend from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Official Ballot Drop Boxes are also available in every city in Santa Cruz County; locations are online.

Vote-by-mail ballots must be postmarked, placed in a drop box, or delivered to a polling place on or before Nov. 8 and received by the Elections Department by Nov. 14. to be counted.

For more information, please visit the Santa Cruz County Elections Department website.