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Office of Civic Engagement

Wildcats Engage

Chico State Civic Engagement supports Student Civic and Voter Empowerment.

California Voter Registration

It's quick, easy, and fundamental. Your vote is your voice!

Vote by mail and then track your ballot to make sure it makes it to where it needs to be. Or use this map to take your ballot to an Official Ballot Box in Chico.

Learn about the California Voter Bill of Rights (in Spanish.) Go to California Election 2020 for FAQ (PDF) about voting by mail.

Resources to help you fill out your ballot

  • Voter’s Edge will you help find out what’s on your ballot.
  • Gimme Props and Ballotpedia are non-partisan sites to help voters decide how they might vote on the 12 California state propositions.
  • League of Women Voters offers 100 ways to get ready to vote and hosting local forums so you can get to know the candidates in Butte County elections.
  • Elect Justice CA helps voters make informed voting decisions about the candidates who shape their local criminal justice system: district attorneys, judges, sheriffs, mayors, and city council members.
  • Go to Wildcats Sync and check the calendar for Chico State election events.

Where is my polling place?

This year, because of the Voter's Choice Act, you won't have one! All voting will be done by mail. You will receive a ballot in the mail and will be able to send it in postage paid. Learn more at Where and How to Vote.

If you live in Chico, the BMU will be a Voter Assistance Center (VAC) Oct. 31-November 3. You can do these things at a VAC.

  • Register and Vote in-person (only for the county where you are)
  • Drop off your ballot
  • Get a replacement ballot
  • Vote using an accessible voting machine
  • Get help and voting material in multiple languages

TALK ABOUT IT! Dialogue about the 2020 Election

October 20 12:30 pm
Navigating the Election by Chico State Safe Place
IG live at chicostatesafeplace

October 22 at 1pm
Adulting 101- Maintaining Relationships While Engaging in Controversial Conversations
Audience: Students
For more information

October 22nd 6pm
Presidential Debate Watch Party hosted by AS Legislative Affairs Council
Event information

October 23rd 9-10 am
So What Did You Think About The Debates? A National Times Talk with Students
AASCU webinar registration

October 23rd 11-12 am
Faculty Development Friday Forum: Using the Living Room Conversation Framework for Election Discussions
Audience: Staff and Faculty
For more information

October 26 at 10-11am
Key Conversations during Election Season….and Beyond
Audience: Staff and Faculty
For more information

October 27 at 12:30pm
Women of Color Voting This Election
Instagram Live
Facilitated by WellCat Safe Space
Audience: Students

October 27 at 3 – 4pm
Engaging in Difficult Conversations While Listening with Compassion 
Audience: Faculty and Staff
Zoom link, Meeting ID: 824 4828 8781, Passcode: 347681

WellCat Counseling Center, Election Support Multiple dates: For more information

October 30th, 12-2 pm  
Four-Quadrant Political Ideology Diagnostic Training. (Webinar)

October 30th 1:30-3
Harassment, First Amendment, Remote Locations and Social Media Webinar

November 5 at 10-11am
Key Conversations during Election Season….and Beyond
Audience: Staff and Faculty
For more information

November 5 at 1-2pm
Holding Space: Unpacking the Election (Associated Students)
Audience: Chico State Community

For those who need resources to manage destructive digital dialogue, PEN America has a number of resources to manage online harassment.

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National Voter Friendly Campus