February 3, 2020


SUBJECT:    Reminder About Political Activities and Voting

The March 3, 2020 Primary Election is approaching and UC San Diego encourages eligible students, faculty, and staff to register to vote and then to exercise those voting rights. The deadline to register to vote is February 18. We also encourage you to be mindful about restrictions regarding using university resources for political activities.

* Register to vote at:
* Verify their registration status at:
* Confirm their polling location at:

Eligible students who have registered to vote as an on-campus resident (unless they have registered to vote-by-mail), should vote at their designated on-campus polling location. All nine on-campus polling locations will accommodate eligible voters who wish to fill out a provisional ballot and will accommodate San Diego County vote-by-mail voters who wish to drop off their ballots. The following is a list of polling locations on campus. Students must verify their designated polling location at:

* Revelle College: Conference Room C
* Muir College: Mariposa Room
* Marshall College: Angela's Place
* Warren College: Court Room
* Roosevelt College: Middle Earth
* Sixth College: Dogg House
* The Village: Building 2 - Conference Room
* Mesa Nueva Graduate Housing: One Miramar Street-The Lounge
* Price Center East Ballroom (provisional polling location)

UC San Diego will also have a mail-ballot drop off location in Price Center Study Room 5, February 24-28 and March 2, 2020.

UC San Diego is home to politically active and engaged students, staff, and faculty who are eager to make a difference on campus and in the world. As such, we remind faculty and staff about the University of California's guidelines on political activities. UC staff and faculty are encouraged to be engaged and politically active. However, such participation and activities cannot be done on behalf of the university. Legal guidelines for UC participation in ballot campaigns and political activity are available at: The use of university resources/funds for ballot initiatives and/or activities that might reasonably be viewed as partisan political activity is generally prohibited.

Individuals who improperly use university resources for political advocacy may be subject to disciplinary actions. Examples of university resources that should not be used for political advocacy may include, but are not limited to:

* University telephones, email, or websites;
* Letterhead or other university-printed materials; and
* University-linked social media.

In addition, wearing a UC San Diego name badge to a political event is not allowed.

If you have further questions, students should contact Heather Belk, Director of Associated Students Administration at: Faculty/staff should contact Kaitlin Chell, Executive Director of Government & Community Relations at:

Pradeep K. Khosla

Elizabeth H. Simmons
Executive Vice Chancellor

Alysson M. Satterlund
Vice Chancellor, Student Affairs

Nancy E. Resnick
Chief Human Resources Officer

Eleanor Grudin
President, Associated Students

Rachel Flanagan
President, Graduate Student Association