Your Vote is Your Power

Campus UpdateGlobal Outreach

Chancellor Block shared the following message with the UCLA campus community.

Dear Bruin Community:

One of the best ways to make your voice heard on the issues affecting our city, state and nation is by voting in the upcoming local and national election. I write to urge every Bruin who is eligible to vote to do so on or before election day — Tuesday, November 8.

Providing resources to help Bruins exercise their right to vote is a vital part of UCLA’s public service mission. The university is already hosting an in-person vote center at the Hammer Museum, and other centers at Ackerman Student Union and DeNeve Commons will open starting Saturday, November 5. In addition, our Vote-by-Mail drop box for Los Angeles County ballots is open now through 8 p.m. on Election Day. It is located at the parking and information kiosk on Westwood Plaza.

The non-partisan, student-driven BruinsVote website has additional information and resources for L.A. County voters.

Remember that California law allows employees to take up to two hours of paid time off to vote at the beginning or end of their shifts, if needed. Those who wish to use this time should make arrangements with supervisors in advance.
For this election, UCLA is promoting a new voter mobilization platform designed by UCLA researchers called GrowVotes. GrowVotes enables Bruins to commit to vote and then use their phones to organize their friends and family to do the same. Forming a virtual community in this way allows people to share their enthusiasm for engaging in the democratic process and, research suggests, should help boost turnout.

Commit to vote now. It takes only 22 seconds to sign up!

The balance of political power in Washington, DC; the ballot propositions that will shape California; the future leadership of the city and county of Los Angeles — all these and more will be decided in this year’s election. Be sure to have your say!


  • Gene D. BlockChancellor