October 18, 2012


Dear Students and Colleagues:

UC President Mark Yudof has asked that the message below from Governor Jerry Brown be shared with our campus community. I join with Governor Brown and President Yudof in expressing appreciation for our Student Associations' voter registration efforts. Please note that the deadline to register to vote is Monday, October 22.

There are a number of important issues on the upcoming ballot that affect our university community, and all of us. I encourage you to be informed, to be engaged, and to vote.


Henry T. Yang

Message from Governor Jerry Brown

As a college student you can help decide the future of California by voting on November 6. But the first step is to register as a California voter before the deadline on Monday, October 22.

Registering to vote has never been easier.  For the first time, Californians can register to vote online. http://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/elections_vr.htm

Critical choices will be made at this election. California voters will directly decide issues affecting college tuition and education funding, the state budget process, punishment for crimes, and food labeling rules. And the candidates chosen will shape the policies of our state for years to come. 

You are eligible to vote in California if you are:

  • A United States citizen,
  • A resident of California,
  • 18 years of age or older on Election Day,
  • Not currently serving any part of a felony sentence (see the Secretary of State‚Äôs website for more information).
  • Not found by a court to be mentally incompetent.

If you have moved from your previous address, or changed your name, you should register again. http://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/elections_vr.htm

The power is in your hands--don't miss the opportunity to make your voice heard. 

Register before the deadline, Monday, October 22.

Then vote on Tuesday, November 6. 

With respect,

Jerry Brown
Governor of California