Are You Ready to Vote? 

California will hold a statewide general election on Nov. 6, 2018. Voters will be selecting candidates for Congress and the state Legislature, along with local and statewide offices such as Governor.

  • Check your county elections office to see which offices or ballot measures are up for a vote in your jurisdiction.
  • If you live in Santa Clara County and vote by mail, you can drop off your ballot at De Anza. Look for the official ballot drop-box next to the flagpole on the Main Quad.
  • You can register online to vote – and then cast your ballot in person or by mail – but the deadline to register is Oct. 22. You can also register "conditionally" any time through Nov. 6 and cast a provisional ballot at your county elections office or a designated satellite location.

Scroll down for more resources you can use to learn about candidates and issues, or check out this list of Voting FAQs.

Check out De Anza CivicsWatch!

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It's more important than ever to understand how democracy operates and how our government makes decisions that affect our lives. CivicsWatch is a set of online tools for building that understanding.

More Information on How to Vote

Want to Volunteer?

The Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters needs volunteers for election night. Volunteers are paid a stipend and there are many types of jobs. 

Our Commitment

De Anza is committed to encouraging all who are eligible to participate in local, state and national elections.

  • If you are a Foothill-De Anza Community College District employee, please read this memo about political advocacy by employees.


Student Guide

voting guide coverDownload a Student Voting Guide for California, courtesy of the Campus Vote Project.

Voter's Edge  

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Get the Voter's Edge – nonpartisan information about what's on your ballot – from MapLight and the League of Women Voters of California Education Fund  

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