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November 2, 2020 - Vision in Action No. 7

California Voter Bill of Rights image courtesy of California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and the California Department of Justice.

This is a special edition of the Vision in Action newsletter ahead of Election Day. A record 94 million ballots have already been cast for this historic election, set against the coronavirus pandemic, economic uncertainty and the country’s reckoning with systemic racism and injustice.

The California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office wants to ensure everyone is informed about the voting process and what happens after ballots are cast, whether you’ve already voted or plan to do so tomorrow. No matter how you choose to do so, thank you for exercising your right to vote.

Voting Information

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, voters are required to wear masks at vote centers under California rules.

Election law prohibits people from electioneering or wearing advertisements for ballot measures or candidates within 100 feet of a vote center.

Mail-in ballots postmarked by Tuesday, November 3 will be accepted and counted.

If you have any questions about voter registration or casting your ballot this fall, you can contact the Secretary of State’s office by calling toll-free (800) 345-VOTE (8683).

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Quick Links

Check your voter status.

Find your polling place.

Find early voting and vote-by-mail drop-off locations.

Still need to register to vote? To register to vote on Election Day, go to your local polling location or contact your local county election office.

You can also still vote if you have been displaced by a natural disaster, can’t leave home due to a medical emergency, have a disability, are experiencing homelessness or are in the military.

Have you already voted? Time to track your ballot.

Student Supports

A Student Voter Resource Guide with all the information students will need when voting this General Election can be found here:

The Secretary of State’s office is again sponsoring the ‘Ballot Bowl’ competition to increase voter turnout among California college students. Your campus can still register and participate in the Ballot Bowl. Results can be found here:

Items of Interest

Californians are deciding on 12 statewide ballot measures this year. Still have questions about the propositions? Learn more about them here.

Counting the vote: Will we know who won on election night? The Associated Press breaks down what could happen tomorrow night and explains how it counts votes and calls races.

Path to victory: How turnout and swing voters could get Trump or Biden to 270.

Stressed out about tomorrow’s election? Here are six tips to help you cope.