The business of the University is the education of citizens – the life training of our nation's next generation of leaders. As part of enhancing citizenship training, promoting civic responsibility, and transmitting UCSB's core values of scholarship, leadership and citizenship, every member of the campus community--students, faculty, and staff -- are encouraged to register and vote.

UCSB provides a number of options for registering to vote


On campus

A Voter Registration Drive, sponsored by the Gauchos Vote Coalition (Associated Students EVPSA, CALPIRG, and the Voter Registration Volunteer Coalition), typically takes place on campus during fall and spring quarters, depending on the election year schedule.  

For campus voter registration information or assistance, contact Civic and Community Engagement.



Registering online is a very fast and easy process. By registering through the link below, you can increase the number of registered students at UCSB. California Student Vote also provides a list of resources and tools necessary to get you to feel comfortable while voting. Student Vote could be used as an alternative in case you are not living in California by the time you vote. You will need your social security number, a driver's license or identification card number. 

PLEDGE to Vote here!



UCSB students are able to complete a voter registration form on the UCSB Gaucho On-Line Data (GOLD) system at the same time they are searching and registering for academic classes.


By phone 

Call 1-800-345-VOTE.