SJSU Votes! is a voter registration, mobilization, and education project managed by SJSU political science students and faculty, under the direction of the Institute for Public Affairs and Civic Engagement (IPACE). SJSU Votes! facilitates campus-wide efforts to mobilize the Spartan community to register and to turn out to vote. The Director of SJSU Votes!, Mary Currin-Percival, has worked on multiple Get Out the Vote (GOTV) efforts at SJSU with several partners including CommUniverCity, SJSU Office of the President, Pi Sigma Alpha Epsilon Iota chapter, The SJSU Center for Community Learning and Leadership, and the California Secretary of State’s office, among others. Students in several of her classes have engaged in active-learning projects managing GOTV efforts. SJSU Votes! was created in Fall 2018 as GOTV project in Political Science 108, Political Participation and has been active since then.
On the SJSU Votes! website, https://www.sjsuvotes.org, you can register to vote, update your registration, check your registration status, and find answers to other FAQs about voter registration and voting in California. You will also be able to find information about the upcoming election and contact information for your elected officials. We’ll update our events calendar and advertise other organizations’ election-related events.