Voter Registration

The Navigator 2012-14

If you are 18 years of age or older and a U.S. citizen, you have the right and responsibility to participate in election processes at the national, state, and local levels.

To avoid any potential challenge to your right to vote, be certain that you are registered at the address where you reside. If you live on campus, be certain to use the complete street address. (For college street address, see the section on Mail Service .) If you are already registered and no longer live at the address of your registration, you should obtain a voter registration form, complete the change of address section, and mail or deliver it to the Santa Cruz County Elections Department, Room 210, 701 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz, California 95060, 454-2060, no later than 30 days before an election. Voter registration forms are available at the colleges, the Bay Tree Bookstore, the Student Center, and online.

Be aware that when you reach the voting age of 18, you become eligible to be called for jury duty. A student called to jury duty in Santa Cruz County will need to make up missed work and examinations. It is the student’s responsibility to notify his or her instructors of the impending absence(s). As proof of the reason for such absences, the student should show the instructors the official Jury Summons or Certificate of Jury Service provided by the Jury Commissioner’s Office. Instructors will make alternate arrangements with the student to make up work or examinations missed because of official jury duty.

If the instructor and the student are unable to agree on arrangements, the student or the instructor should seek the assistance of the department chair, appropriate dean, or the vice provost and dean of undergraduate education, in that order.

Revised 10/10/12