Politics & public policy

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris in a virtual meeting on COVID-19

3 UCSF faculty named to Biden-Harris transition COVID-19 advisory board

David A. Kessler, Eric Goosby and Robert M. Rodriguez will help guide planning for the president-elect’s federal response to the pandemic.

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Understanding the partisan brain

A new study shows a never-before-seen glimpse of how political polarization looks in our brains.

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Election polls are 95 percent confident but only 60 percent accurate, UC Berkeley Haas study finds

How confident should you be in election polls? Not nearly as confident as the pollsters claim, according to a new study.

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Voting in person: Is it safe?

What you need to know about casting your ballot during COVID-19, according to an infectious disease specialist.

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8 things that are new this election

Voting is safer and easier than ever in California this year. Learn how you can make your ballot count.

UC San Diego students at a 2018 voter registration drive.

Tips for tackling the November ballot

Find resources for learning about what's on the ballot.

An election like no other. Getting Californians ready to vote

Your voting questions, answered

Don't miss this Oct. 5 event with UC election experts.

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6 ways mail-in ballots are protected from fraud

The mail-in voting process has several built-in safeguards that make it hard to vote fraudulently.

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New UC poll: Concern over current events could spur record numbers of young adults to vote

The state’s newest voters are paying close attention to the issues, and nearly 60 percent plan to vote early, most of them by mail.

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Ready to have a say in your future? Make sure you’re registered to vote.

As you gear up for the 2020 school year, don’t forget a critical item on the back-to-school checklist: making sure you’re registered to vote.