An election like no other. Getting Californians ready to vote

Credit: University of California

Getting Californians ready to vote

Monday, October 5, 2020 
12:00 - 12:45 p.m. PDT


The election is coming right up – Are you ready to vote? The University of California's Advocacy Network is bringing together experts to help answer any questions you may have before casting your ballot.

This non-partisan event is an exclusive chance to hear directly from UC-affilated elections experts about what you need to know as you prepare to vote. 

UC Irvine Professor Rick Hasen (BA, UC Berkeley; MA, JD, PhD, UCLA), an election expert and CNN Election Analyst, along with James Schwab (BA, UC Davis), California's Chief Deputy Secretary of State will share how Californians can safely exercise their right to vote.

This conversation will delve into the historic nature of holding an election during a pandemic and how public officials are addressing questions related to confidence in the electoral process. Jen Tolentino (BA, UC Riverside; MPP, UCLA), Deputy Director for the Los Angeles Mayor's Office, Innovation Team will moderate this nonpartisan discussion.


  • Rick Hasen, CNN Election Analyst, Professor of Law and Political Science at UC Irvine, UC Berkeley and UCLA alum. 
  • James Schwab, Chief Deputy Secretary of State (California), UC Davis alum
  • Jen Tolentino (Moderator), Deputy Director for the Los Angeles Mayor’s Office, UCLA and UC Riverside alumna

Speakers will answer your questions and respond to questions related to confidence in the electoral process. RSVP today! After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with information about joining the meeting.

Can’t make it? If you RSVP we'll send you a link to the recording after the event. 

We hope you can tune in – you won’t want to miss this! 

And if you aren't already registered to vote, UC's voting website makes it easy. You can also check your voter registration, get information on mail-in ballots and find other resources. Your voice is your vote, so be heard!