UCSF Votes

Mask Your Face, Not Your Voice. VOTE.

Thank you to everyone who worked so hard to promote civic engagement on campus and in the communities we serve. UCSF students, staff, residents, and clinicians went above and beyond to share nonpartisan voter information and encourage participation in the 2020 election. UCSF is proud of our community’s engagement in the democratic process, and how it contributed to record breaking voter turn out.

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Civic action doesn't end after election day. UCSF Advocates are active all year long, fighting for civic engagement, higher education, health care access, research funding, and more. 

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Growing Young Voters

Providers and young leaders are teaming up to promote the health habit of voting among pediatric patients through the VOICE Project.

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UCSF Votes Events

Post-Election UCSF Explainer at COVID-19 Response Town Hall 
Watch the regularly scheduled UCSF Health and Campus COVID-19 Response Town Hall and hear about pandemic updates as well as current federal and state election outcomes and impacts on UCSF.

Pre-Election UCSF Election Explainer
Hear an explainer on federal, state, and local candidates and propositions as well as UCSF advocacy guidelines for UCSF employees. Hosted by UCSF Community & Government Relations on November 2. 

California Ballot Initiative Forum
Review the arguments for and against the statewide ballot measures. Hosted by the League of Women Voters of SF, in partnership with UCSF, USF, SFSU, and the Women's March of SF on October 16, 2020. 

San Francisco Ballot Initiative Forum
It can be hard to know where to look for unbiased facts about the propositions. Learn more about the measures on San Francisco's ballot. Hosted by the League of Women Voters of SF, in partnership with UCSF, USF, SFSU, and the Women's March of SF on October 14, 2020.

An election like no other: Getting Californians ready for Nov. 3
Learn more about the upcoming election, how to participate safely and ensure your vote is counted. Hosted by the UC Advocacy Network on October 5, 2020.


  • 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.
  • 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 2020 Election Resources for our internal community, including accessing UCSF facilities, family services, and transportation services, as well as mental health and well-being resources. 
  • Find information on how to serve as a poll worker
  • Know your voting rights.
  • If you work at UCSF Health and are interested in promoting civic engagement with ED patients, please click here
  • Find more resources through the League of Women Voters, a non-partisan source of information about political issues.

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