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Aztecs Rock the Vote

Oct. 22 is the final day to register to vote, and Associated Students is hosting events on campus through Election Day.
By SDSU News Team
 

Associated Students are encouraging San Diego State University students, faculty and staff to register before the Oct. 22 deadline and to also get educated about candidates and issues up for vote. 

U.S. Census data indicates that only 23.1 percent of eligible voters aged 18 to 34 voted in the most recent midterm election, a record low since World War II.

“Many students do not realize the gravity of participating in our political system and the impact that it has on our day-to-day lives. The result of this is that young voices are not heard when selecting the officials that make decisions on our behalf as well as propositions that directly affect the way we live,” said Michael Wiafe, Associated Students’ vice president of external relations. 

“Through Rock the Vote, we hope to inspire students to recognize that registration, education and voting are all very important aspects for students to be engaged in through Election Day.”

To encourage voter participation and education, Associated Students launched its annual Rock the Vote campaign in September. The campaign, which serves to provide education on the positions, candidates and propositions on the ballot, continues through Election Day on Nov. 6. 

The remaining campus events are: 

What's on the Ballot
Monday, Oct. 22, Noon-1 p.m. 
Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union Courtyard

Learn about candidates and issues that will be on the ballot. 

Meet Congressional Campaigns 
Tuesday, Oct. 23, 5:30-7 p.m.
Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union Theatre 

Candidates and/or representatives will be on site to present information and take questions. This is not a debate format; remarks will be provided, and a brief Q&A will be held after each speaker. 

Voting & Sustainability
Wednesday, Oct. 24, Noon-1 p.m.
Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union Theatre 

Hosted by the Green Lunch Bag Series, visitors will learn about the importance of civic engagement and how it can impact the global environment. 

Meet Statewide Campaigns 
Wednesday, Oct. 24, 6-7 p.m.
Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union Theatre 

Candidates and/or representatives will be on site to present information and take questions. This is not a debate format; remarks will be provided, and a brief Q&A will be held after each speaker.

College Partisan Debate
Monday, Nov. 5, Noon-1 p.m. 
Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union Courtyard

Students representing different political organizations will debate on various topics related to the 2018 election. 

General Election
Tuesday, Nov. 6, 7 a.m.-8 p.m.
Montezuma Hall

Registered voters are encouraged to attend their polling locations, and one location is set for Montezuma Hall in the Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union. 

Results Viewing Party
Tuesday, Nov. 6, 8-10 p.m.
Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union Courtyard 

Food will be served as the 2018 general election results are broadcast. 


Registration rules

Your registration must be postmarked or submitted electronically no later than Oct. 22. 

To register to vote in California, you must be:
  • A United States citizen
  • A resident of California
  • 18 years of age or older on Election Day
  • Not imprisoned or on parole for a felony conviction
  • Not currently found to be mentally incompetent by a court of law