Civic Engagement and Voter Empowerment

Register, Vote, and Volunteer

As part of our mission, we understand that voter empowerment and civic engagement is an essential part of the college experience and contributes to democratic participation in our society.

Through instruction, extracurricular activities, student clubs, internships, and peer-to-peer interactions, there are opportunities to become civically engaged and involved both on and off campus.

Our aim is to help demystify voter empowerment and civic engagement, and connect students with resources, services, and partnerships that will help them in their journey to become active and empowered global citizens.

Voter Empowerment

Register to Vote

To vote in California, you’ll need to be registered in California. Not registered yet, or not sure if you’re registered? 

新選民 (Chinese)
नए मतदाता (Hindi)
初めて投票される方 (Japanese)
ចុះឈ្មោះបោះឆ្នោត (Khmer)
새 유권자 (Korean)
Magparehistro para Makaboto (Tagalog)
ผู้ลงคะแนนเสียงรายใหม่ (Thai)
Cử Tri Mới (Vietnamese)

  • Monday, Oct. 19 – Voter Registration Deadline. This is the last day to register to vote online or to register to vote by mail or in person.

  • Tuesday, Nov. 3 – General Election Day. Polls open at 7:00 am and closed at 8:00 pm. Vote-by-mail ballots must be postmarked on or before Nov. 3, or turned in at a polling place by 8:00 pm.

Join the Sierra College Ballot Bowl Challenge

Sierra College has entered the Secretary of State’s College Ballot Bowl, which will honor the California community college with the highest number of registered voters. 

To win, we need your help. Simply register to vote and spread the word to your friends.

The Ballot Bowl timeline is Monday, August 17, 2020 through Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020.

Check out the Ballot Bowl video to see how your voter registration will count towards this friendly competition.

Learn how many California students register to vote.

Use these resources to find information on elections, polling locations, early voting and how to vote by mail. 

State of California

Counties Near/Serving Sierra College Students*

* Election information varies by county

Cities/Towns that have a Sierra College Campus or Center

Use these resources to help you learn about the candidates and propositions that appear on your election ballot. 

Who Are My Representatives? – Do you know who represents you in the state legislature and in U.S. Congress (U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate)?

Civic Engagement

Consider participating in civic engagement programs and activities to gain exposure to current issues, which may impact your life, while also learning self-agency and how to inspire positive change in our community. 

Ways to Get Involved

  • Big Time – Attend a traditional celebration of Spring by local tribes, which offers education about local indigenous tribes, dance performances, and speakers.
  • Black Heritage Celebration – Celebrate black culture in the United States of America during a multi-day event by listening to short talks, guest speakers, and poetry.
  • Campus Cleanup Day – Help keep our campus beautiful by picking up debris on and around our campus community on specific days during the spring and fall semesters.
  • Campus Safety Walk – Volunteer to walk with teams around campus to look for areas that may need to be repaired to increase safety, such as broken or dim lights, unsafe walking paths to inform Facilities and Campus Safety of any issues.
  • Cesar Chavez Higher Education Speaker Series – Attend our annual forum, which brings in nationally-recognized experts who address the most pressing issues facing our nation. These forums provide for ongoing dialogue about contemporary issues.
  • Constitution Day – Commemorate the formation and signing of the U.S. Constitution on Sept. 17, 1787. To celebrate, Campus Life and student clubs host interactive activities and hand-out pocket-size constitutions to students during this celebration.
  • Earth Day – Promote a sustainable future by learning about conservation, preservation, and how to minimize your carbon footprint at our multi-day event.
  • Free Tax Preparation Day – Receive free tax preparation assistance during tax season.
  • Know Your Rights Presentation – Come learn about your constitutional rights and how to navigate the parameters of free speech on college campuses.
  • Mes de Latinx – Celebrate Latinx histories, cultures, and contributions in the United States of America during a multi-day celebration that includes short talks, guest speakers and poetry.
  • People and Cultures Day – Foster world peace and promote understanding of different cultures and global issues.

Upcoming Events

Contact Campus Life Office

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  • Phone: (916) 660-7380
  • Fax: (916) 630-4514

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