UCSF Votes

Mask Your Face, Not Your Voice. VOTE.

Make your voice count safely this election. All registered voters in California will automatically receive a mailed ballot this year. Is your address up-to-date? Make sure you are registered and ready so you can vote by mail. Stay healthy and vote safely.

Key Dates

Voter Registration Deadline: October 19, 2020
Click here or use the tool above to update your registration or register to receive your mailed ballot, which for most counties will be mailed in early October. You can track your ballot here.

Election Day: November 3, 2020
Find your polling place and ballot drop off locations.

Upcoming Events

UCSF Advocacy 101
September 22, 2020
12:00 - 1:00pm

On National Voter Registration Day, join UCSF Community and Government Relations to learn how to engage in advocacy, best practices for doing so, and guidelines for how to engage with UCSF and on personal time. Co-hosted by the Science Policy Group at UCSF.

District 7 Supervisor Candidates Forum
September 23, 2020
7:00 - 8:30pm

UCSF is partnering with the League of Women Voters of San Francisco to host a candidates forum for the District 7 San Francisco Board of Supervisors. District 7 includes the southern side of the UCSF Parnassus Heights campus including Mount Sutro Open Space Reserve and well as UCSF Family Medicine Center at Lakeshore. Not sure if you live in District 7? Look up your Supervisorial District here

Virtual Voting Outreach
September 24, 2020
6:00 - 8:00pm

The VOICE Project in collaboration with the nonpartisan organization Reclaim Our Vote invites trainees and faculty to join in non-partisan virtual voting outreach "happy hours." No experience required, just a desire to make change and have fun doing it. Includes Trivia Fun and Phone Banking 101.

San Francisco Ballot Initiative Forum
October 14, 2020
12:00 - 1:00pm

Do you have questions about San Francisco's ballot measures? Join the non-partisan League of Women Voters of San Francisco for a nonpartisan overview of each initiative. 

California Ballot Initiative Forum
October 16, 2020
12:00 - 1:00pm

Join the non-partisan League of Women Voters to learn more about statewide ballot measures, including two that would directly impact UCSF: Prop 16 Repeal Proposition 209 Affirmative Action Amendment and Prop 14 Stem Cell Research Institute Bond Initiative. 


  • What's on the 2020 General Election ballot? Candidates for President, Congress, State Senate and Assembly are on the ballot, including ballot initiatives for California and local cities. Visit the California Secretary of State’s website for the most current voter information and check with your County Elections’ Department for more specifics.
  • If you work at UCSF Health and are interested in promoting civic engagement with patients, please click here
  • Guidelines for political activities at UCSF. As a 501(c)(3) and a state entity, there are legal restrictions on the types of political activities UCSF employees can engage in on behalf of UCSF. Follow these do’s and don’ts for advocacy in your UCSF and personal capacities.
  • Find information on how to serve as a poll worker
  • Know your voting rights.
  • Find more resources through the League of Women Voters, a non-partisan source of information about political issues.

Become a UCSF Advocate

Learn about opportunities to connect with lawmakers, engage in policy change, participate in advocacy events, and more. Join UCSF Advocates