Are You Ready to Vote? 

California will hold a statewide primary election  on June 5, 2018. Voters will be selecting candidates for Congress and the state Legislature, along with local and statewide offices, such as Governor.

  • Check your county elections office to see which offices or ballot measures are up for a vote in your jurisdiction.
  • The deadline to register is May 21. (You can register online.) After that, you can still register "conditionally" and cast a provisional ballot at your county elections office.
  • The deadline to request a mail-in ballot is May 29.

Scroll down for more resources you can use to learn about candidates and issues, or check out this list of Voting FAQs.

Check out De Anza CivicsWatch!

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It's more important than ever to understand how democracy operates and how our government makes decisions that affect our lives. CivicsWatch is a set of online tools for building that understanding.

More Information on How to Vote

If you live in Santa Clara County and vote by mail, you can drop off your ballot at De Anza. During the election period, an official ballot drop-box is secured to the flagpole on the Main Quad.

Want to Volunteer?

The Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters needs volunteers for election night. Volunteers are paid a stipend and there are many types of jobs. 

Our Commitment

De Anza is committed to encouraging all who are eligible to participate in local, state and national elections.

  • If you are a Foothill-De Anza Community College District employee, please read this memo about political advocacy by employees.


Student Guide

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