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Election 2020

2020 Election

March 3, 2020 - Presidential Primary Election

  • CSUSM Poll Site Location and Hours
    • Union CoWork Classroom in North City (251 N City Dr Suite 128F, San Marcos, CA 92078) 
      • Polls open from 7:00 a.m. - 8 :00 p.m.
    • If you live in the Quad or UVA, the Union CoWork Classroom is your 2020 poll site. 
    • If you live off-campus, check your poll site information.

Importance of March 3rd Vote

  • In this primary election constituents will vote to narrow the field of candidates for a given elective office or to determine the nominees for political parties in advance of a general election (ie. Presidential Election in November 2020).
  • In this Election you will vote for:
    • President
    • Representatives in the U.S. Congress and the California State Legislature
    • Proposition 13 School Bond, a proposed law for California
    • Other candidates and proposed laws depending on where you live

Election Related News

March 3rd Election Timeline

Election Date

March 3, 2020

7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Go to your local poll site

Voter Registration 

  • Register online or postmark by February 18, 2020
  • You can "conditionally" register and vote at your county elections office after the 15-day voter registration deadline.
  • if you missed the deadline go to a polling place or vote center to register in-person.
  • Register and vote on the same day of the election at your poll site. Find your poll site.

Ballot Request

Must arrive by February 25, 2020 

Completed Ballots, Including Vote-by-Mail Ballots

Personally delivered ballots:

  • Must be delivered by close of polls on March 3, 2020

Mailed ballots:

  • Must be postmarked on or before March 3, 2020, and received by your county elections office no later than March 6, 2020.

Voter Registration

Check My Voter Status
Secretary of State - Register to Vote

 Voter Education Resources

CSUSM Voter Registration and Participation Rates

2018 Voting Rate: 45.5%

Change from 2014: +29.5

2018 Voting Rate for all institutions: 39.1%



Registration Rate


registration rate difference

There was an 11.7% increase in registration from 2014 to 2018

Voting Rate of Registered Students

student registration difference

There was a 36% increase in registered students from 2014 to 2018

Voting Rate


voting rate difference

There was an 29.5% increase in voting rates from 2014 to 2018


Results shown from the National Study of Learning, Voting and Engagement (NSLVE) CSUSM 2014 & 2018 Campus Report.

Upcoming Voter Engagement Events

  • There will be campus-wide voter registration and voter education events during the spring semester.
    • Get out the Vote: Super Tuesday!
      • Tuesday, March 3 | 11:00 – 1:30 PM | Forum Plaza 3
      • Get out the vote! Today is the day to make your vote count. Grab a snack and voter guide before heading to the polls!
  • Check back for dates and time about these events.

This webpage is intended to serve as a resource for students, faculty, and staff who are interested in becoming more engaged with the election in March 3 (primary) and November 3, (general) elections. It is a collection of relevant information and campus activities (by any association, department or division) that relate to the upcoming election.

This collaborative effort is thanks to a campus-wide coordinating committee represented by these units (in alphabetical order):

If you have questions about a specific event, please contact the respective event organizer. If you are interested in listing your event at this site, complete the Add Event or Resource form or contact Rochelle Smarr at or (760) 750-8700.