March 2, 2020

Be Sure to Vote

The California Primary election is upon us and tomorrow, Tuesday, March 3, is your last opportunity to have your voice heard. 

This election involves much more than choosing our national and local leaders. There are issues on the ballot that affect every one of us here at UCI. The candidates and ballot proposals deserve your careful consideration.

This year, for those of us in Orange County, we have a variety of ways to cast our ballot. Voters can return their ballot by mail using the postage-paid envelope; drop it off at any one of the vote centers across the county; or deposit it in an official ballot drop box. Vote Center and drop box locations can be found on the Registrar of Voter’s information page.

All mail ballots must be postmarked on or before March 3 and received by March 6. If you are voting in person on Tuesday, make sure you make time in your schedule to stop by your vote center. Orange County voters with questions should visit the OC Registrar of Voters website or call (714) 567-7600. Additional voting information can be found online from the California Secretary of State.

At UCI we will have THREE options to cast your ballot in person on Election Day:

  • Mesa Court Housing Multi-Purpose Room (4053 Mesa Rd, Irvine, CA)
  • University Hills Community Center (1083 California Ave, Irvine, CA)
  • UCI Flag Poles near Aldrich Hall – Mobile Pop Up Vote Center

The hours of operations for all locations on Election Day are 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. I am authorizing one hour of administrative leave time to augment the lunch hour, with approval from supervisors and appropriate office coverage, to facilitate voting.

I encourage you to cast your vote and have your voice heard on the candidates and issues that matter to you.

Every vote counts! Join me in voting on March 3.

Chancellor Howard Gillman