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Make Your Voice Heard in Next Week's Election

November is here, which means that the next election is right around the corner.

On Tuesday, Nov. 8, California registered voters can participate in the state’s general election. On the ballot are seven statewide propositions, statewide candidates (including governor), U.S. representatives and Supreme Court justices, as well as local candidates and local measures.

All California registered voters received a ballot for the primary election starting Oct. 10. There are three ways to vote: by mail, in person or ballot drop-off at your local poll site.

The poll site for Cal State San Marcos is the McMahan House, which is hosting 11 days of election polling ending on Nov. 8. Parking is marked off in Lot B, directly below the McMahan House entrance. Directional signage has been posted.

On Nov. 4 and Nov. 7 at noon, the Department of Service Learning and Civic Engagement will host Rally to the Polls tabling events outside the USU, during which students can learn more about Election Day, answer trivia questions and win prizes. On Election Day, there will be another Rally to the Polls event at noon along with a Ballot Bingo Party from 6-8 p.m. 

CSUSM again is competing in the California University and College Ballot Bowl, a friendly competition in which all of the state’s major higher education institutions vie to register the most students to vote. The competition ends on Nov. 8.

In 2020, CSUSM earned a gold seal from the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge for nonpartisan student voter participation efforts. The 2020 voting rate was 73.2%, which was 19.2% higher than in 2016.

For more information, visit CSUSM’s Elections webpage.

Media Contact

Brian Hiro, Communications Specialist

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