Yolo County Elections and UC Davis Partner to Host Voter Registration Drive and Official Ballot Drop Box Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Tuesday, April 12, 2022

The Yolo County Elections Office and the University of California, Davis, will be hosting a Voter Registration Drive and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to unveil an external 24-hour, Official Ballot Drop Box on the UC Davis campus, on Tuesday, April 19, 2022.

The event will begin with a Voter Registration Drive, and light refreshments will be provided. California Secretary of State Dr. Shirley N. Weber, UC Davis Chancellor Gary S. May and Yolo County Registrar of Voters Jesse Salinas will conduct the ribbon cutting of the official on-campus 24-hour Ballot Drop Box at 2:00 p.m.

Details & timeline of the event:

Tuesday, April 19, 2022 - UC Davis Campus

12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. - Voter Registration Drive – Memorial Union (MU) Patio – Southside of MU

2:00 – 2:30 p.m. – 24-hour Official Ballot Drop Box Ribbon Cutting Ceremony – 282 Tennis Court Lane, Davis (across from Hunt Hall)

The 24-hour, Official Ballot Drop Box will be first utilized in the upcoming June 7, 2022 Direct Statewide Primary Election and will remain secured and in place for future elections. The ballot drop box is located at the northeast corner of Hunt Hall near the Quad Parking Structure and the main terminal of Unitrans, the bus service for the university and Davis.

Community partners, student associations, students and members of the community are welcome to join in the celebration of the day. “We are pleased to continue to increase accessibility and turnout among Yolo County voters and are thankful to our partners that assist us in fulfilling this important mission for our community,” says Jesse Salinas, Yolo County Assessor/Clerk-Recorder/Registrar of Voters.

May of UC Davis said he is grateful for the longstanding partnership with the county. “One of the primary goals of UC Davis is to help our students become citizen leaders in our democracy who exercise their right and duty to vote,” he said. “We also welcome other county voters who find UC Davis a convenient place to drop off their ballot.”

In November, the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge recognized UC Davis for the most improved student voter rate among nearly 300 four-year public colleges and universities (from 43% in 2016 to 75.7% in 2020) and with a gold seal for excellence in student voter engagement. In 2004 UC Davis was also the county’s first location for early voting outside of the Elections Office.

The April 19th event is also being made possible in collaboration with the California Secretary of State, Davis League of Women Voters, and UC We Vote. “Yolo County is one of the newest Voter’s Choice Act Counties in the State, which means that voters in this county now have More Days and More Ways for people to vote. We know students have busy lives,” said Secretary of State Shirley N. Weber, Ph.D. “A drop box on the campus of UC Davis is a wonderful innovation to help meet young voters where they are and help them develop the habit of voting.”

For more information on the event please visit: https://fb.me/e/1p8MxeUCZ. We encourage Yolo County residents to connect with Yolo County ACE – Assessor/Clerk-Recorder/Elections on Facebook: @YoloACE, Instagram: @YoloCoACE, and Twitter: @YoloCoACE to receive the most up to date information about the upcoming election and live election night results.

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